Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative (CRAEC) is in the heart of the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. Classrooms are conveniently located in the Riverside Plaza apartment complex and the Brian Coyle Community Center across the street. CRAEC offers morning, afternoon and evening English language learning classes which include basic math and computer skills. In addition, students can sign up for one-on-one tutoring in citizenship or other topics of interest to accommodate the busy schedules of our adult learners.
To provide the skills and support necessary for adult learners to pursue education and employment goals.
Who we serve
The majority of our 400+ students are recent immigrants or refugees seeking to learn English in order to gain the necessary communication skills for finding and holding a job, going grocery shopping, navigating medical appointments, talking with their children’s teachers, or continuing their education. Over 90% of our students are East Africans who fled their native countries to escape Civil War, torture, death, and religious, ethnic, or political persecution. Many of our students have been victims of torture, have lived in a refugee camp, or have been politically persecuted. Some of our students have never experienced formal education and are not literate in their first language. Others have come from highly educated backgrounds, were professionals in their native countries and speak several languages.
Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative
School Calendar 2019/20
Mon Sept 9th First day of school (fall Session)
Thu Sept 26th Day Staff meeting
Mon Oct 21st – CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Fall PD day ?
Thu Oct 31st Day Staff meeting
Sun Nov 3rd Daylight Savings – Fall back 1 hour
Thurs Nov 28th & Fri Nov 29th Thanksgiving – No classes (RC closed)
Mon Dec 16th – CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Thu Dec 5th Day Staff meeting
Fri Dec 20th Last day of fall session
2 weeks winter break (12/21/19 – 1/5/20)
Mon Jan 6th First Day of winter session
Mon Jan 20th Martin Luther King Day – No school (RC closed)
Thu Jan 30th Day Staff meeting
Mon Feb 3rd CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Mon Feb 17th Presidents Day – No school (RC closed)
Thu Feb 27th Day Staff meeting
Sun March 8th Daylight Savings – Spring ahead 1 hour
Winter PD Day ?
Mon Mar 16th CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Thu Mar 26th Day Staff meeting
Mon Apr 30th Last Day of Contact Hours year
Mon May 11th CASAS READING Post-Testing week
Mon May 25th Memorial Day – No classes (RC closed)
2 weeks Ramadan Break (May 16th, 2020 to May 31st, 2020)
Tue June 30th Last Day of Program Year 2019/2020 (NRS year)
3 weeks CRAEC Summer Break
Friday August 14th, 2020 to Sunday, September 7, 2020