About Us

The Jamaica Plain Community Centers Adult Learning Program is the ideal way to develop your skills in English, math, reading, and writing, and make progress towards your goals. We offer free day, evening, and online classes convenient for busy adults. ALP is a full-service program where students can begin at any level and advance through the highest levels.

Life-long learners gain the basic skills they need to receive their GED, enter job training programs, and apply for higher education and employment opportunities. You can:

  • take core classes
  • takeĀ computer classes
  • get career and college counseling
  • get tutoring
  • take citizenship classes
  • prepare to get the GED

Contact Information

Adult Learning Program

Boston English High
Rm 117
144 McBride St
Jamaica Plain, MA
Mailing Address:
Jamaica Plain Community Centers ALP
20 South Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Mission Statement

The Jamaica Plain Community Centers Adult Learning Program (ALP), part of the Jamaica Plain community since 1982, was established in response to the demand for basic education, employment-related skill building and ESOL services among local adults. In that time, ALP has provided free education, pre-vocational, and other support services to low and moderate income adults to over 5400 adult learners. Each year, we serve over 400 adults, from 18 years of age and up.

The mission of ALP is to provide an innovative learner-centered, participatory educational program to educationally disadvantaged and Limited English Proficient adults. Our goal is to help students attain the education, skills, and self-reliance that will enable them to more fully participate in their communities and in the education of their children, and that will further enhance opportunities for personal development, life-long learning, and economic self-sufficiency. Towards that end, we provide the tools to enable historically disenfranchised individuals and groups to more fully access, utilize, participate in, and impact the resources and development of their communities.