Educational Institutions

Pre-GED School at the Cathedral

  • Dallas, TX
  • www.abergcenter.org

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Mission Statement

Aberg Center for Literacy is building richer lives, stronger families and better communities through programs in English fluency, Spanish and English GED preparation, early childhood education and family literacy.

Main Programs

  1. Adult Education
  2. Family Literacy and Early Childhood Education
Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Dallas, Texas

ruling year

2005

Executive Director since 2013

Self-reported

Shana Harrison

Keywords

Self-reported

ESL, GED, Pre-GED Education, Immigrant, Women, Family Literacy

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EIN

02-0706898

 Number

6440664766

Physical Address

5100 Ross Avenue

Dallas, 75206

Also Known As

Aberg Center for Literacy

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Adult Education

Aberg Center is committed to:
• Provide 4 levels of ESL classes with 2 hours of class each day
• Provide rotation of ESL enrichment opportunities according to level in pronunciation, conversation, reading and writing for 1 hour each day
• Provide 4 hours of computer literacy each week
• Provide 2 hours of financial, health and family literacy each week
• Provide 1 hour employment readiness each week
• Provide 2 levels of GED classes in English for 3 hours each day and 2 levels in Spanish for 2 hours each day

Additionally, Aberg Center partners with area agencies to offer occasional supplemental classes on workshops based on student interest, i.e. cooking classes, tax workshop, health insurance information session, etc.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

Female Adults

Hispanics

Budget

Program 2

Family Literacy and Early Childhood Education

Our Early Childhood Education and Family Literacy program is for parents with neither a high school diploma nor a GED from the United States or another country. Families must be living at or below 200% of the federal poverty level for the family’s size and have at least one child between six weeks and 10 years old. Children are placed in age-appropriate groups and are engaged in daily physical development, sensory discrimination, language acquisition and literacy activities while their parents attend classes. Child vocabulary development is monitored three times a year. Adult students are enrolled in either our English acquisition or GED preparation program. Their progress is also assessed three times a year. Parents commit to attend a weekly family literacy class and participate two hours each week in Parent and Child Together (PACT) time. Since the majority of our students are mothers of Dallas ISD students, this PACT program provides essential instruction to help these mothers ensure their children are ready for school

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Adults

None

Budget

131,800

Service Areas

Self-reported

Texas

Dallas, Texas

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Aberg Center for Literacy
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Pre-GED School at the Cathedral

Leadership

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Executive Director

Shana Harrison

BIO

Shana Harrison first joined Aberg Center as director of development and early childhood programming. Quick to immerse into Aberg Center's culture, Shana became an integral member of the team and moved to the role of executive director in July 2013. Shana, who holds a master of divinity from Duke University, has extensive experience in non-profit management. She founded and directed Fundacion Crescendo in Santiago, Chile, an organization providing psychological and social support to adults with intellectual disabilities. Beyond her 13-year association with that organization, Shana also has experience as a consultant helping non-profit organizations and community colleges with business plan development, implementation and accreditation.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Ms. Janet Schoenecker

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