National Institute for Adult Education (INEA for Spanish acronym)

During the time that the Hispanic Council team has worked in the Lower Columbia, they realized that there was a great need to provide opportunities in adult education. Seeing community member’s interest and commitment in advancing their education, we felt committed in continuing expanding educational opportunities for adults. As a result, in February 2016, the first study group of the National Institute for Adult Education (INEA for Spanish acronym) program was formed in Astoria. Our purpose is to continue to encourage more people to become part of this group and to let them know that it is possible to complete their studies. INEA may be the first step for many people who are aiming to get their GED.

The National Institute for Adult Education (INEA for Spanish acronym) is a program that offers free education for adults at elementary school and junior high school levels through Community Squares (institutions or organizations that offer the program) in different cities of the United States in coordination with the Mexican Consulate. INEA provides books and instructional materials online, so Mexican or Latin American adults who live in the United States can continue studies that were interrupted while residing in their country of origin.

Thanks to INEA, adults who never learned how to read or write now have the opportunity to learn. Even those who finished elementary school but did not get their high school diploma will have the possibility to process it through this plan of study. This may be the first step for those seeking to obtain a GED certificate in the United States.

Classes are Mondays and Wednesdays from 6pm-8pm at the Hispanic Council office.

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