Education is critical for breaking the poverty cycle and its importance is reflected within the American economic structure. One in five adults in Houston are considered functionally illiterate, 14 out of 20 are unable to manage daily activities and employment tasks that require reading skills beyond a basic level in any language. HCDE Adult Education provides access to free or low- cost adult literacy and workforce programs which enables participants to learn skills that influence their health and well-being. Without access to affordable adult education programming, many individuals and families are subject to becoming a statistic.
Read more about a new project exploring adult basic skills in STEM-Related postsecondary CTE.