Learning is the key to opportunity. Since it opened its doors 10 years ago, Southwest Solutions’ Adult Learning Lab has given this key to more than 1,500 individuals seeking to improve their language, math and computer skills so they can better their employment, advance their education, and achieve personal goals of success.
The Adult Learning Lab is located across from Clark Park in southwest Detroit. It provides GED preparation, English language instruction, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and other educational support. It also connects individuals to job training, employment opportunities, financial coaching, and other services provided by Southwest Solutions and partner organizations to help individuals and families climb the economic ladder. The demographic composition of Lab students reflects the surrounding community that the Lab serves. Just over half of the students who’ve enrolled are Latino, and about a third are black. The Lab also has a partnership with nearby Freedom House to provide educational programing for individuals seeking asylum after fleeing persecution.
The warm and welcoming culture of the Lab was established from the start and has remained fundamental in drawing students and facilitating their success. “Adult education is founded on core values of mutual respect and the belief that we all have something to teach and to learn,” said Caitlyn Pisarski, who has served as manager of the Lab since 2017. “The Lab staff live these values daily and create the foundation upon which all of our programmatic achievements are built. And the participants of the Learning Lab provide endless inspiration with their courage to invest in themselves and embrace opportunity through education. We are humbled by their dedication and look forward to another ten years of growth.”
Please join us in celebrating our 10-year anniversary and investing in the future of adult education in Southwest Detroit by making a donation today!
What your donation will support:
--$10 covers a GED test retake
--$25 covers a set of English language textbooks
--$30 covers a GED study book
--$40 covers the enrollment fee for someone experiencing economic hardship
--$100 covers the cost of one English language seat in our online learning software
--$150 covers the cost of 4 official GED tests
To learn more about the Adult Learning Lab, please email Caitlyn or call 313-451-8056.