Learn English, Math, Citizenship and Computers in Cedar Riverside

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.


Class Schedule


Program Year 2018/2019 Calendar


Calendar Program Year 2018-2019

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    #LoveSomalia Mobile Pack

    4_of_us.jpgOn Saturday some of our CRAEC staff members had the opportunity to participate in the Love Somalia Mobile Pack.  Many of our students are impacted by the stress of having loved ones who are affected by the looming famine in East Africa, including Somalia.  In response, local non-profit Feed My Starving Children has set the goal of 30,000 people sending 6,000,000 meals to Somalia on June 2-5.

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    Summer Volunteer Opportunities at CRAEC

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    Our classes run throughout the year, including the summer.  After a three week break for the end of Ramadan, Eid-al-Fitr and the Fourth of July, we will come back for summer session which runs from July 5 - August 17. 

    Summer is a great time to volunteer, and we need volunteers for classroom tutors.  Contact Sarah, the volunteer coordinator: sarahegrow@gmail.com

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    Ramadan at CRAEC

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    Many of our students will be observing Ramadan, a special time of the year for the Cedar Riverside community and for our program.  We want to wish all of our students, staff and volunteers a very blessed Ramadan.  Ramadan Kareem!

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  • Seyou Nurie
    published this page 2017-05-23 11:14:18 -0500