Delgado Adult Education Renews Learning Partnership with Kingsley House

January 31, 2022

The Adult Education Program at Delgado Community College (DCCAEP) is excited to announce the extension of a learning partnership with Kingsley House. Continuing in early 2022, the collaboration will focus on teaching and coaching adults to support the development of academic and workplace skills as students work towards their academic, professional and personal goals.

Through the partnership, adult learners in the New Orleans area will be able to enroll in career pathway programming at Delgado Community College. Programs of study are available in Skilled Crafts and Information Technology, enabling students to earn high-demand credentials in high-growth industries. Students can co-enroll in certification instruction and high school equivalency diploma (HSE) programming while also working with success coaches that are available to help support program persistence and completion. 

“We are honored to continue working with Kingsley House to support adult learners in New Orleans that are pursuing new career opportunities,” said Dr. Jancarlos Wagner-Romero, Director of the Adult Education Program at Delgado. “We are currently focused on providing literacy instruction and certification training in both the construction and IT career clusters, each of which is quickly growing in the region and both of which offer family-sustaining wages for entry-level positions.”

“Kingsley Connections’ collaboration with Delgado Community College is invaluable for the individuals enrolled in our programs, allowing adult family members to pursue their goals toward economic security at our Kingsley House campus,” said Arnel Cosey, Ph.D., Kingsley House Strategy and Impact Officer.  “Not only does this second session of programming continue to prepare families to obtain their high school equivalency diploma, it includes opportunities for them to gain industry-based certifications and earn college credit for future careers—a real win-win situation!”

Enrollment and instruction opportunities will begin in February 2022 and continue through June 2022. Instruction will take place at the Kingsley House facility at 1600 Constance Street in New Orleans. 

Visit the Delgado website to learn more and enroll.

About Kingsley House

At Kingsley House, we envision a city and region where all young children are ready to succeed, and all citizens are healthy and economically stable. Recognizing that vulnerable families are at risk of being caught in an intractable cycle of poverty, we are committed to ensuring that individuals and families have the support necessary to be successful at all stages of life. To accomplish our goals, we join forces with dedicated community partners. Collectively, we work with families to fuel economic growth and social change in our city, state, and region. 

Founded in 1896, Kingsley House’s mission is to educate children, strengthen families and build community.  A name change that reflects the organization’s values and vision is forthcoming during its 125th anniversary celebration this year.   For more information, visit

About the Delgado Adult Education Program

The Adult Education Program at Delgado Community College is a free program available to any adult in the Greater New Orleans area looking to build academic and professional skills. 

Courses are available in four pathways:

  • College and Career Readiness (CCR) for students pursuing a high school equivalency diploma and/or college and career pathway programs.
  • English Language Learners (ELL) for non-native English speakers that are building reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills.
  • Accelerated Career Education (ACE) where students can enroll in career and technical education courses alongside adult education coursework. Students earn industry-based credentials alongside studying to earn a high school equivalency diploma.
  • Community Education courses are also available in computer basics, financial literacy, business fundamentals, college readiness, and more.

Due to the ongoing pandemic, DCCAEP has moved to fully online instruction but will be reopening campuses starting in February 2022.

For more information and to register online, visit the Delgado website or call 504-671-5434.

Delgado Community College is celebrating 100 years of service to the New Orleans region in 2021-22. The oldest and largest community college in Louisiana, Delgado provides instruction online and at seven locations. Delgado offers students the most comprehensive array of education and training services available in the New Orleans region. Additionally, Delgado has articulation agreements with most of the state’s four-year colleges and universities that allow students to transfer their Delgado credits to bachelor’s degree programs. Workforce development is a priority at Delgado, hence the college’s well-known motto: “Education that works!”