Building and Strengthening Neighborhoods and People


Registration dates for ABE and ELA Winter/Spring classes:

ABE Classes (Literacy, Pre-GED and GED): By appointment January 8-11

ELA Classes (English Language/ESOL/ESL): By appointment January 8-11

New learners are accepted up to two weeks into the term. Call 410-261-3517 for late registration appointments. 

How do I register for classes?

You must make an appointment to register for classes. Call Ms. Davis at 410-261-3517 to make an appointment. Registration is a three to four hour process. You will learn about the expectations of the program, fill out paperwork, and take a computerized placement test. Everyone is welcome to register regardless of immigration status. If you have a social security number or permanent resident card, please bring it with you, but it is not required. There is a $10 book fee due at registration.

Where do I go to register for classes?
Registration takes place at Strong City’s Adult Learning Center (or at the off-site locations listed at the bottom of this page):
3501 North Charles Street
Lower Level of the University Baptist Church
The ALC is close to MTA bus lines Silver and 22 and the purple Circulator line.

When do classes start?

Spring classes (two days per week) start January 16, 2017 and conclude June 7, 2018.

A spring mini-mester will begin April 2 and conclude June 7. Mid-term registration will be held March 20 & 21, by appointment.

What should I do if I have more questions?
Call 410-261-3524 for more information.

Offsite Registration and Classes

Registration for Offsite classes takes place at the Adult Learning Center, located at 3501 N Charles St, Baltimore, MD 21218 on the dates above. Classes at these locations are held during the fall and winter/spring semesters only. No summer classes are held at the locations below.

Adult Basic Education Classes

Penn North Community Center
1622 N Carey Street., Baltimore, MD 21218
Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
For more information call 667-309-6650 or 410-261-0022

Hampden Family Center
1104 W. 36th St., Baltimore, MD 21211
Classes are held Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30pm to 8:30pm
For more information call 410-467-8710 or 410-261-0022


The Adult Learning Center also partners with the Tuerk House to provide classes for their residents.

English Classes (ESOL/ESL)

Goodnow Community Center
5311  Goodnow Rd, Baltimore, MD 21206
Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
For information call 410-488-0391 or 410-261-0022

Esperanza Center
430 S Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21231
Registration: at Esperanza Center, date TBD
Low Intermediate classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 9:30am to 12:30pm
High Intermediate classes are held Tuesday and Thursday and from 9:30am to 12:30pm
Information: 410-522-2668 or 410-261-0022

Episcopal Refugee and Immigrant Center Alliance (ERICA)
4 E University Parkway, Baltimore, MD 21218
English Language/Civics Classes are held Monday and Wednesday from 9:00am to 12:00pm
For information call 410-467-3751 or 410-261-0022

Creative Alliance
3134 Eastern Avenue, Baltimore, MD 21224
Classes are held Mondays and Tuesdays from 9am to 12pm
For information call 410-276-1651 or 410-261-0022