• GED Classes (Maricopa)

    GED Classes


    Arizona Center for Youth – Adult Basic Education Program

    Arizona Center for Youth Resources (ACYR) Adult Basic Education program is dedicated to providing young adults ages 16 and older the resources to pass the GED® and thus receive their high school equivalency or achieve English proficiency.

    649 N. 6th Ave.

    Phoenix, AZ 85003

    (602) 252-6721

    https://acyraz.org/programs/adult-basic-education-program/

     

    Friendly House – GED Classes

    The GED Program prepares students to take the GED examination to earn their High School Equivalency Diploma. Our Program offers integrated instruction in the five areas covered on the GED test: Reasoning through Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, Civics and Mathematical Reasoning. Students who register for classes must attend a three-day orientation session. Students will also be required to take a pre-assessment test prior to class. Requirements: must be a legal resident of the U.S. Students must be 16 years or older.

    113 W Sherman St. Phoenix, AZ, 85003

    minja.maksimovic@friendlyhouse.org

    (602) 416-7241

    friendlyhouse.org/adult-education

     

    Grad Solutions – FREE GED classes

    Grad Solutions have made the goal of attaining a high school diploma within reach at no financial cost to you! Since they opened their doors in 2012, Grad Solutions has been helping students fulfill their potential. They do this through online personalized instruction, individual mentoring, excellent curriculum, flexibility, and a progress based program that does not require minimum attendance or seat time. Look at this flyer for more information or go to https://www.iwantmydiploma.com/

    1440 S. Clearview Ave, Suite 104 Mesa, AZ 85209

    480-689-5999

    info@iwantmydiploma.com

    https://www.iwantmydiploma.com/

     

    Literacy Volunteers of Maricopa County

    Our Learning Centers offer flexible, self-paced, blended-learning programs including face-to-face classes, computer-based instruction, remote classes and tutoring. Our adult education certified instructors complement classroom  instruction with learning software to advance -at a faster pace- the student’s reading ability, GED® preparation and English language acquisition. LVMC also offers college and career readiness workshops and training opportunities. Due to social distancing guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 Coronavirus, our instructors are offering direct support remotely to students to continue working with online programs, virtual classes, tutoring, registration and more. Students may attend a Learning Center by appointment only. If you need assistance, please contact us

    1616 E. Indian School Rd. Suite 200, Phoenix, AZ 85016

    (602) 274-3430

    https://literacyvolunteers-maricopa.org/students/

     

    Phoenix College

    Adults can now take advantage of the GED® program – You now have access to MyGED™: The Official Practice Test, the only start-to-finish program focused on helping adult learners get good jobs with good wages. It’s free and easy to access.

    1202 W. Thomas Rd. Phoenix, AZ 85013

    (602) 285-7844

    pc-infotest@phoenixcollege.edu

    phoenixcollege.edu/academics/testing/ged

  • GED Classes (Pima)

    GED Classes


    Grad Solutions – FREE GED classes

    Grad Solutions have made the goal of attaining a high school diploma within reach at no financial cost to you! Since they opened their doors in 2012, Grad Solutions has been helping students fulfill their potential. They do this through online personalized instruction, individual mentoring, excellent curriculum, flexibility, and a progress based program that does not require minimum attendance or seat time. Look at this flyer for more information or go to https://www.iwantmydiploma.com/

    1440 S. Clearview Ave, Suite 104 Mesa, AZ 85209

    480-689-5999

    info@iwantmydiploma.com

    https://www.iwantmydiploma.com/

    Pima Community College – High School Equivalency (HSE) Preparation

    If you are planning to take the GED® test, PCC offers you classes that prepare you through in-depth reading, writing, social studies, science and math classes. HSE classes are also offered online with some in-person instruction required. PCC administers the GED® test on a regular basis.

    1255 N. Stone Ave,

    Tucson, Arizona 87509

    (520) 206-7330

    https://pima.edu/community/adult-basic-education/hse-test.html

     

    Pima County Adult Probation LEARN Program

    The goal of the LEARN program is to provide probationers and any community member with the skills and attitudes necessary to pursue a General Education Development (GED) diploma, and college and career pathway participation. There are 3 locations

    West Office

    3781 N. Highway Dr. #109

    Tucson, AZ 85705

    (520) 724-9757

     

    South Office

    2695 E. Ajo Way

    Tucson, AZ 85713

    (520) 724-4895

     

    East Office

    8180 E. Broadway Blvd.

    Tucson, AZ 85710

    (520) 724-9734

    https://www.sc.pima.gov/default.aspx?tabid=138

     

    Pima County Public Library

    PCPL provides FREE practice GED® tests and resources through Learning Express Library (and their High School Equivalency Center) on the PCPL website found here https://www.library.pima.gov/learning-tools/ged/

  • School Information (Maricopa)

    School Information


    Find your school district in Maricopa County here.

     

    Arizona State University *Multiple campuses

    (855) 278-5080

    campus.asu.edu

     

    Central Arizona College

    8470 N. Overfield Rd.

    Coolidge, AZ 85128

    (800) 237-9814

    centralaz.edu

     

    Estrella Mountain Community College

    3000 N. Dysart Rd.

    Avondale, AZ 85392

    (623) 935-8000

    estrellamountain.edu

     

    Gateway Community College – Washington Campus

    108 N. 40th St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85034

    (602) 286-8000

    gatewaycc.edu

     

    Glendale Community College

    6000 W. Olive Ave.

    Glendale, AZ 85302

    (623) 845-3000

    gccaz.edu

     

    Grand Canyon University

    Private Christian University.

    3300 W. Camelback Rd.

    Phoenix, AZ 85017

    855-428-5673

    (602) 639-7500

    gcu.edu

     

    Mesa Community College

    Southern and Dobson Campus:

    1833 W. Southern Ave,

    Mesa, AZ 85202

    (480) 461-7000

     

    Red Mountain Campus:

    7110 East McKellips Road

    Mesa, AZ 85207

    (480) 654-7200

    mesacc.edu

     

    Paradise Valley Community College

    18401 N. 32nd St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85032

    (602) 787-6500

    paradisevalley.edu

     

    Phoenix College

    2411 W. 14th St.,

    Tempe, AZ 85281

    (602) 285-7777

    phoenixcollege.edu

     

    Scottsdale Community College

    9000 E. Chaparral Rd.

    Scottsdale, AZ 85256

    (480) 423-6000

    scottsdalecc.edu

     

    South Mountain Community College

    7050 S. 24th St.

    Phoenix, AZ 85042

    (602) 243-8000

    southmountaincc.edu

  • School Information (Pima)

    School Information


    Find your school district in Pima County here.

    Pima Community College – Desert Vista Campus

    5901 S. Calle Santa Cruz.

    Tucson, AZ 85709

    (520) 206-5101

    https://www.pima.edu/about-pima/locations/desert-vista/index.html

     

    Pima Community College – Downtown Campus

    1255 N. Stone Ave.

    Tucson, AZ 85709

    (520) 206-7171

    https://www.pima.edu/about-pima/locations/downtown/index.html

     

    Pima Community College – East Campus

    8181 E. Irvington Road

    Tucson, AZ 85709

    (520) 206-7000

    https://www.pima.edu/about-pima/locations/east/index.html

     

    Pima Community College –Northwest Campus

    7600 N. Shannon Road

    Tucson, AZ 85709

    (520) 206-2200

    https://www.pima.edu/about-pima/locations/northwest/index.html

     

    Pima Community College – West Campus

    2202 W. Anklam Road

    Tucson, AZ 85709

    (520) 206-6600

    https://www.pima.edu/about-pima/locations/west/index.html

     

    University of Arizona

    (520) 621-2211

    arizona.edu

  • Libraries and Resource Centers (Maricopa)

    Libraries and Resource Centers


    Find libraries in your area here.

    UPDATE (10/02/2020): All libraries are limiting public access inside but are providing curbside pickup if you call or request a book online. Call your local library to confirm new operating hours

     

    Agulia Library

    51300 US-60

    Aguila, AZ 85320

    (928) 685-2214

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/aguila/

    Curbside/Walk-up Service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Tues – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Walk-up service

    Mon – Fri 8 am – 5 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Asante Library

    16755 W Vereda Solana Dr

    Surprise, AZ 85387

    (602) 652-3000

    https://mcldaz.org/locations/asante/

    Curbside service

    Mon 8 am – 4 pm

    Tues 8 am – 4 pm & 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 4 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Walk-up service

    Mon 8 am – 4 pm

    Tues 8 am – 4 pm & 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 4 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Central Express Library

    2700 N. Central Ave. #700

    Phoenix, AZ 85004

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/centralexpress/

    Closed

     

    Ed Robson Library

    9330 E. Riggs Rd.
    Sun Lakes, AZ 85248

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/edrobson/

    Curbside Service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    El Mirage Library

    14011 N. 1st Ave.
    El Mirage, AZ 85335

    (602) 652-3000

    Curbside Service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Walk-up service

    Mon – Fri 8 am – 4 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Fairway Library

    10600 W. Peoria Ave.
    Sun City, AZ 85351

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/fairway/

    Walk-up Service

    Mon 8 am – 12 pm

    Tues 8 am – 12 pm, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 12 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Fountain Hills Library

    12901 N. La Montana Dr.
    Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/fountainhills/

    Curbside Service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Gila Bend Library

    202 N. Euclid Ave.
    Gila Bend, AZ 85337

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/gilabend/

    Curbside/Walk-up Service

    Mon 10:30 am – 7 pm (9/14 and 9/21)

    Mon 8 am – 7 pm

    Tues – Fri 8 am – 4 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Goodyear Library

    14455 W. Van Buren St. C-101,
    Goodyear, AZ 85338

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/goodyear/

    Curbside Service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Guadalupe Library

    9241 S. Avenida Del Yaqui.
    Guadalupe, AZ 85283

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/guadalupe/

    Curbside Service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Walk-up Service

    Mon 10 am – 4 pm

    Tues 8 am – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 10 am – 4 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Hollyhock Library

    15844 N. Hollyhock St.
    Surprise, AZ 85378

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/hollyhock/

    Curbside/Walk-up service

    Mon 8 am – 1 pm

    Tues 8 am – 1 pm & 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 1 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Litchfield Park Library

    101 W. Wigwam Blvd.
    Litchfield Park, AZ 85340

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/litchfieldpark/

    Curbside service

    Mon – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Walk-up service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am & 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    North Valley Regional Library

    40410 N. Gavilan Peak Pkwy.
    Anthem, AZ 85086

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/northvalley/

    Curbside Service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Northwest Regional Library

    16089 N. Bullard Ave.
    Surprise, AZ 85374

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/northwest/

    Curbside service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am & 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Sat 8 am – 10 am

    Sun Closed

     

    Walk-up service

    Mon 10 am – 4 pm

    Tues 10 am – 4 pm & 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 10 am – 4 pm

    Sat 10 am – 1 pm

    Sun Closed

     

    Perry Library

    1965 E. Queen Creek Rd.
    Gilbert, AZ 85297

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/perry/

    Curbside Service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Walk-up Service

    Mon 2 pm – 4 pm

    Tues Closed

    Weds 2 pm – 4 pm

    Thurs Closed

    Fri 2 pm – 4 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    Queen Creek Library

    21802 S. Ellsworth Rd.
    Queen Creek, AZ 85142

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/queencreek/

    Curbside service

    Mon – Sat 8 am – 10 am

    Sun Closed

     

    Walk-up service

    Mon 8 am – 4 pm

    Tues 8 am – 7 pm

    Weds & Thurs 8 am – 4 pm

    Fri – Sun Closed

     

    Southeast Regional Library

    775 N. Greenfield Rd.
    Gilbert, AZ 85234

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/southeast/

    Curbside service

    Mon – Sat 8 am – 10 am

    Sun Closed

     

    Walk-up service

    Mon 8 am – 4 pm

    Tues 8 am – 7 pm

    Weds – Sat 8 am – 4 pm

    Sun Closed

     

    Sun City Library

    16828 N. 99th Ave.
    Sun City, AZ 85351

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/suncity/

    Walk-up Service

    Mon 8 am – 12 pm

    Tues 8 am – 12 pm, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 12 pm

    Sat & Sun Closed

     

    White Tank Library

    20304 W. White Tank Mountain Rd.
    Waddell, AZ 85355

    (602) 652-3000

    mcldaz.org/custom/branches/whitetank/

    Curbside Service

    Mon 8 am – 10 am

    Tues 8 am – 10 am, 5 pm – 7 pm

    Weds – Fri 8 am – 10 am

    Sat & Sun Closed

  • Libraries and Resource Centers (Pima)

    Libraries and Resource Centers


    Find libraries in your area here.

    UPDATE 10/02/2020: All libraries are now offering limited services and have altered hours of operation. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday 10am-5pm, Wednesday 10am-6pm. For more information on limited services, click here. To see a map of libraries still providing services, click here

    Calviglia-Arvaca Library

    17050 W. Arivaca Rd.
    Arivaca AZ 85601

    (520) 594-5235

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Dewhirst-Catalina Library

    15631 N. Oracle Rd. #199,
    Catalina AZ 85739

    (520) 594-5240

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Dusenberry-River Library

    5605 E. River Rd. Ste. 105,
    Tucson AZ 85750

    (520) 594-5345

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Eckstrom-Columbus Library

    4350 E. 22nd St.
    Tucson AZ 85711

    (520) 594-5285

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    El Pueblo Library

    101 W. Irvington Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85714

    (520) 594-5250

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    El Rio Library

    1390 W. Speedway Blvd.
    Tucson AZ 85745

    (520) 594-5245

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Flowing Wells Library

    1730 W. Wetmore Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85705

    (520) 594-5225

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Himmel Park Library

    1035 N. Treat Ave.
    Tucson AZ 85716

    (520) 594-5305

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Joel D Valdez Maine Library

    101 N. Stone Ave.
    Tucson AZ 85701

    (520) 594-5500

    (520) 791-4010

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Joyner-Green Valley Library

    601 N. La Canada Dr.
    Green Valley AZ 85614

    (520) 594-5295

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Kirk-Bear Canyon Library

    8959 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85749

    (520) 594-5275

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Martha Cooper Library

    1377 N. Catalina Ave.
    Tucson AZ 85712

    (520) 594-5315

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Miller-Golf Links Library

    9640 E. Golf Links Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85730

    (520) 594-5355

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Mission Library

    3770 S. Mission Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85713

    (520) 594-5325

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Murphy-Wilmot Library

    530 N. Wilmot Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85711

    (520) 594-5420

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Nanini Library

    7300 N. Shannon Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85741

    (520) 594-5365

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Oro Valley Public Library

    1305 W. Naranja Dr.
    Oro Valley AZ 85737

    (520) 594-5580

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Quince Douglas Library

    1585 E. 36th St.
    Tucson AZ 85713

    (520) 594-5335

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Sahuarita Library

    725 W. Via Rancho Sahuarita
    Sahuarita AZ 85629

    (520) 594-5490

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Salazar-Ajo Library

    15 W. Plaza St. #179,
    Ajo AZ 85321

    (520) 387-6075

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Sam Lena-South Tucson Library

    1607 S. Sixth Ave.
    Tucson AZ 85713

    (520) 594-5265

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Santa Rosa Library

    1075 S. 10th Ave.
    Tucson AZ 85701

    (520) 594-5260

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Southwest Library

    6855 S. Mark Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85757

    (520) 594-5270

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Valencia Library

    202 W. Valencia Rd.
    Tucson AZ 85706

    (520) 594-5390

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Wheeler Taft Abbett Sr Library

    7800 N. Schisler Dr.
    Tucson AZ 85743

    (520) 594-5200

    For hours and more information, click here.

     

    Woods Memorial Library

    3455 N. First Ave.
    Tucson AZ 85719

    (520) 594-5445

    For hours and more information, click here.

  • Youth Education Programs (Maricopa)

    Youth Programs


    Chicanos Por La Causa – Refugee Youth Mentoring Program

    Mentors serve as friends, role models and consistent sources of support by helping their mentee develop and reach their personal, academic and career goals. Most importantly, they build a fun, trusting, one-on-one relationship with their mentee. This is an opportunity to make a positive difference in the life of a young adult. Building a relationship with their mentee can be a slow process and mentors should be open to guidance, support, and creativity as they establish their relationship.

    Head Start and Early Head Start

    A program focusing on school readiness in the areas of language and cognitive development, early reading, science and mathematics, social skills, and physical development. Those who are eligible include children ages 0-5, families who meet federal income guidelines, pregnant women, families receiving SSI & TANF, and children diagnosed with disabilities, foster children and homeless families.

    Available in Arabic, English, French, Spanish, and Swahili.

    Download (PDF, Unknown)

    For more information visit: phoenix.gov/humanservices/programs/head-start

     

    Lutheran Social Services – Refugee First Friend

    Volunteers meet with their mentee at least once a week. Volunteers welcome newly arriving refugees to their new home in America and introduce mentees to the places in their new city!

     

    RISE

    Refugee Integration, Stability, and Education (RISE) is an Arizona State University student organization, sponsored by the American Muslim Women’s Association, which helps refugee youth achieve academic and personal success through tutoring and mentorship. To contact RISE for more information, email outreach@riseaztutoring.org

    930 W. Southern Ave.
    Mesa, AZ 85210

     

    Tutoring for Refugees

    Tutoring for Refugees, a local initiative started by high-school students. The youth provide the tutoring, and their parents oversee the program. If you are a refugee student who needs tutoring help, please contact Ellen Du at Ellenhdu88@gmail.com or call 623-341-6906.

  • Youth Education Programs (Pima)

    Youth Programs


    Lutheran Social Services – Refugee Youth Mentoring Program

    The (RYMP) purpose is to foster a sense of self, establish a deeper connection to the Tucson community, and support youth on their quest to become capable, independent and well-rounded adults. This program matches mentors with refugees 15-24 years old, and together they work towards goals related to vocational advancement, educational success, or community participation.

    Michelle Schatz, RYMP Case Manager | mschatza@lss-sw.org | (520) 461-7294

    Please email Michelle if you would like to be added to the RYMP Monthly newsletter.

    1231 N. Norris Ave.

    Tucson, AZ 85719

     

    Tutoring for Refugees

    Tutoring for Refugees, a local initiative started by high-school students. The youth provide the tutoring, and their parents oversee the program. If you are a refugee student who needs tutoring help, please contact Ellen Du at Ellenhdu88@gmail.com or call 623-341-6906.

  • Welcome to the Library

    Welcome to the Library


    Translated videos by Pima County Public Library to help non-English speakers navigate the library.

    Available in Arabic, Maay Maay, Nepali, Somali, and Spanish.

    For more information about Pima County Public Libraries, click here.

  • Educational Resources

    Educational Resources


    Immigrant Connections – Supporting Educators and Organizations

    We approach each opportunity for training and professional development as a partnership. We will discuss the strengths and areas for growth of your school district or organization as well as the strengths and needs of your teachers, administrators, or other employees.

    This specific service is designed to meet your needs! Our areas of expertise include family & community engagement in schools, language access, cultural competency, equity, refugee resettlement, immigrant integration, mental health, and more. We provide customized solutions to all of our clients. We will analyze, confront, and work together with you to meet your needs. Contact us today to find out how we can help!

    laura@immigrantsrefugeesandschools.org

    (202) 997-8545

    For more information. click here.

     

    Digital Literacy Videos for Refugees

    The IRC Phoenix created 10 videos in different languages to help with Digital Literacy for refugees. These videos cover Computer Basics in 2 parts, distance learning for K-12, general distance learning, School websites, Internet safety, Google translate, Google maps, and Finding Information in 2 parts. Videos are available in ArabicDariKinyarwanda Spanish, and Swahili.

  • Welcoming Refugees and Immigrants to New Schools

    Welcoming America Toolkit Building Welcoming Schools

    Download (PDF, Unknown)

     

    Children of War: A Video for Teachers and Educators

    NCTSN – https://switchboardta.org/resource/children-of-war-a-video-for-educators/

    Guide Following Video

    Download (PDF, Unknown)

    The National Child Traumatic Stress Network