Four in ten adults
in New Jersey can't do what you are doing right now-
Mission Statement ..St. Philip’s Adult Community Learning
Center is committed to providing life-long learning opportunities for adults of all ages and abilities to achieve their educational,
employment, personal and spiritual goals.
St. Philip's Ministry of the United Methodist
Church is a church in witness as an urban outreach mission of the Greater New Jersey Annual Conference of the United Methodist
Church and has provided services to Paterson, New Jersey since 1986.
We serve the Northside community of the
city of Paterson, with spiritual, educational, cultural, social service, leadership, and recreational programs for aduts
and their families.
St. Philip's also specializes in innovative approaches to community needs, among them the
T/4/C Youth Program.
Our Community Empowerment Program for Men and Women, the Coffee Pot Lunch Program, which offers
a daily breakfast, hot lunch and supper to the homeless and needy of our community averaging more than 2,500 meals per month.
Most recently, we have begun a "Permanent Supportive Housing Program for Chronically homeless men entitled
the "Place of Promise".
Yet, four in ten adults in New Jersey can't do
what you are doing right now-read.
Casting the Vision: In January, 2006 we
launched the St. Philip's Adult Community Learning Center. The St. Philip's Adult Community Learning Center
focuses upon teaching low-level literacy adult learners.
Who needs Adult Basic Education
(ABE) and illiteracy?
About 20 percent of Amerca's workers have low basic skills, and 75 percent of
unemployed adults have reading or writing difficulties.
Children's Literacy levels are strongly linked
to the educational level of their parents.
Parental income and martial status are both important predictors
of success in school, but neither is as having a parent who completed high school.
Adults with low literacy
skills are at risk of not being able to understand materials distributed by health care providers.
Fifty to 80
percent of all students in literacy and basic education programs also have a learning disability.
A.....The St. Phillip's Adult Community Learning Center operates two days per week, IE:
Thursday with three classes scheduled between the hours of 1:30-4:30 p.m.
B....All students will require
a pre-course and post-course test. Material and computers are required for all courses, and will be provided by St.
Phillip's Adult Community Learning Center.
Spring & Fall courses are 16 weeks in length.
C...The St. Philip's Adult Community Learning Center also arranges for free tutor/instructor literacy training.
Tutors learn about the art and concepts of adult literacy education, education guideliness; and basic lesson pland proficiency.
St. Philip's Adult Community Learning Center also gives adults of our community the
opportunity to learn about computer hardware and software.
Computers are used as support resources, in which
students after assessment will receive one to one instruction, they will also be permitted to utilized computers which
will have remedial material built into the system of operation.