Several organizations offer free classes for GED preparation in the Birmingham area. For a list of agencies in the area, click Birmingham GED prep classes.
Literacy Skills Resources
The Literacy Council of Central Alabama – Offers Literacy Skills, GED Prep, and ESL
2301 1st Avenue North
Suite 102 Birmingham, AL 35203
Contact Adrienne Marshall Phone: (205) 326-1925
M-POWER Ministries– Offers Literacy Skills and GED Prep
4022 4th Avenue South, Birmingham, Alabama 35222
Better Basics– Provides literacy intervention and enrichment programs for elementary- and middle- school students throughout Alabama
1231 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233 Phone: (205) 944-2928
The Birmingham Public Library– Offers Ready to Read Classes for more information contact the Literacy and Outreach Office- 205-226-4013
Beginning Bridge Outreach Ministry
Adult Basic Literacy — Computer/Internet Service, Contact Vanessa Hunter-Beavers (205) 966-2194: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mt. Zion Baptist Church, East Thomas, 715 12th Avenue
West: Southside C.M.E. Church 713 M.L. King Drive S.W.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church
Literacy classes for women. Tuesdays and Wednesdays 9:30-1:00 a.m. 1910 12th Avenue South, Birmingham, AL 35205. Contact Lucy Watson at 933-1140.
Does your child have an IEP or 504? Here are some great resources that might help you prepare for the meeting. Our peer support staff is also available to help answer questions and help you advocate for yourself or your child.
Alabama Parent Education Center
The Alabama Parent Education Center (APEC) is a non-profit organized by parents, educators, and professionals serving families formed to provide parents with training and information to help them become meaningful participants in their children’s education. Visit APEC.
IEP Information Chart is an information chart you might find helpful. It was prepared by the Alabama Parent Education Center (APEC). The chart can help both you and the school staff prepare for an IEP or 504 meeting. Transition planning for youth is key to helping our youth reach their maximum potential.