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Adult Education

Chadra Lang

Dean, Adult Education

Mission Statement
The mission of the Adult Education Division of the City Colleges of Chicago is to provide educational programs that help adults become literate, learn English as a second language, obtain a GED®  credential, and gain the knowledge, skills and guidance necessary for transition to college and career pathways.

Register for Adult Education classes today.                                          



To take placement exams and register for classes, visit or call the Adult Education class at the City Colleges location for you.                                                


Free classes are offered at Kennedy King College, satellite locations, and other community sites to help students improve basic literacy skills and/or obtain a GED® certificate. Specific services include:                                           

  • GED® Preparation classes (classroom instruction or online)
  • Basic reading and math skills (ABE)  
  • College readiness
  • Workforce preparation and Bridge classes 


In general, students must be at least 18 years old in order to enroll in adult education classes. However, 16 and 17 year-olds may register with an official release letter certifying that they are no longer attending high school. (Recent arrivals to Chicago age 16 and 17 must have a parent or guardian fill out a form verifying that they have never attended a Chicago-area public school.)   


Adult Education classes are intended for people who live in or near Chicago. Students who hold J1 visas are not permitted to take Adult Education classes.                                            




Faculty & Staff

Dean of Adult Education
Chadra Lang                 
Manager of Adult Education                              
Taaj Abdur-Rahman                 
(773) 602-5347                              

Administrative Assistant                              
Georgia Dean                              
(773) 602-5346                              

Adult Education Coordinator                              
Jeffrey Matthews                              
(773) 487-3675                              

Adult Education Coordinator                              
Pamela Thomas                              
(773) 602- 5269                              

Adult Education Coordinator  (DTI)                            
Lucy Barahona                 
(773) 487-3797                              

Adult Education Coordinator  (DTI)                           
Kin Mui                 
(773) 487-3792                              

Related Services

Contact Information

(773) 602-5340
(773) 602-5343
747 W. 63rd Street
Chicago, IL 60621
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Monday through Thursday
9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
​Kennedy-King College                     
​Adult Education Offsite                      

Dawson Technical Institute
3901 South State Street
773 451-2169

ABJ Community Services, Inc.
1818 E. 71st Street                              
(773) 667-2100 ext. 216                                    

Center for New Horizons                     
226 E. 43rd Street                     
(773) 538-2388                     

Chicago Urban League                              
4510 S. Michigan                              
(773) 602-3040                              

South Shore United                      
Methodists Church                             
7350 S. Jeffery Blvd.                              
(773) 752-6233                              

Woodlawn Resource Center                              
6144 S. Cottage Grove
(773) 451-8077                        

St. Sabina                     
Community Organization                             
7825 S. Racine                           
(773) 783-3760                              

Reavis School & CARA                 
834 E. 50th Street                              

Children Home & Aid                              
1701 W. 63rd Street                              
(773) 476-6998                              

Woodlawn Community School                              
6657 S. Kimbark              
(773) 535-0801                      
For information off-campus locations
call 773-602-5340