A Caring Community of Learning
The Columbus Adult Education Center
is honored to provide English services to adults who desire to learn English and become self-reliant, productive citizens. Classes are free and are open to adults of all religions, ethnicities and nationalities.
The school is a volunteer organization. Volunteers and donations are always needed.
The mission of the Columbus Adult Education Center is to help adults with refugee status and others obtain the English and educational skills necessary to prepare them for high school or other educational programs, employment or training leading to independence and self-reliance to become contributing members of the community.
Our aim is to become a highly successful adult school, recognized for diversity and excellence in teaching and learning.
The Columbus Adult Education Center began as the Columbus Branch Adult School, and it was originally created to meet the needs of a small congregation within The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The school originally consisted of Karen and Karenni speaking families; it now serves adults from other countries.
Recognizing that the acquisition of English skills would be essential for non-English speakers--in order to acquire good jobs, earn GEDs or high school diplomas, and have the opportunity for higher education--local church members were determined to help.
In March 2016, the Columbus Branch Adult School was conceived by inner city missionaries, Jeffrey and Sonia Henkel. With the support of David Brusch, the designated leader (referred to as Branch President), and Sean Marchant (congregational Stake President), the school was started. Matt Peterson, (current Branch President) also gives full support to the school.
“Learning the English language is the first step for these courageous students to acclimate to their new culture, become self-sufficient and contribute to the communities in which they live,” said Matt Peterson. “I hope volunteers recognize their part in empowering these humble students to change their lives for the better.”
Now known as the Columbus Adult Education Center, the school is expanding and includes students from a variety of origins and backgrounds living in the area. As the program continues to grow, new elements are being added to further develop English and other basic skill sets.
2280 South 300 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
9:30 - 12:00 a.m., Tues. and Wed.
6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Tues. and Wed.
September 10, 2019 - June 3, 2020
Thanksgiving Break Nov. 26 - 27th
Christmas Break December 27, 2019 - January 7, 2020
Please Contact Us at (801) 559-7533
Si necesita hablar en espanol, llama a
Lidia Barker (801) 243-6542.
801 665 1613