Community Action's Adult Education Program provides quality, goal-based educational services for the people of Skagit County to prepare them for engagement in the community (e.g. work, health care situations, parent/teacher relationships), post-secondary education, and the current workplace.

English classes help students improve their English language reading, writing, speaking and listening. The program also supports the educational development of children by providing preschool appropriate early education support and school aged homework support for the children of students enrolled in evening English Language classes. 

The Adult Education Program also offers tutoring for adults in small group settings. We are not a school. We work with people to develop their individual goals and education plan, and we modify how we engage students depending on their learning styles.


2019 Spring Classes

Classes start the week of April 8, 2019

GED Prep Classes                                                                   9:30am-12:00pm Monday through Thursday

                                                                                                  6:00-8:00pm Tuesday through Thursday

Preparation for all four GED Subject Tests. GED classes are taught in English; non-native English speakers with level 6+ welcome!  For more information, contact Claudia by email or call 360-416-7585 x1184.

Classes are available in Concrete, Burlington, and Mount Vernon.


English Language Classes                                                     10:00am-12:00pm  Monday through Thursday

                                                                                                  6:00pm-8:00pm Tuesday through Thursday

English classes focus on improving speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Computer skills are integrated into classes. This class is designed for all levels: Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced. Students must be able to read and write in their native language. For more information, contact Erica by email or call 588-5735. Se habla español.

Classes are available in Burlington, Mount Vernon, and Anacortes.


Citizenship Classes                                                                6:00-7:30pm Monday

Citizenship classes take place in Mount Vernon once a week for 13 weeks. The next class will start in July 2019. Call now to get on the waitlist: 360-588-5735.


Ongoing Workshops and Financial Resources

Whether you need a first step, a next step, or someone to talk through tough decisions with, we have resources and support for you on your path towards your goals. Check out our Financial Empowerment page for more information.


Who is Eligible?

The only requirements for enrollment in the program are demonstrated educational need, motivation, and ability to attend classes regularly.


How Do I Register?

For information or to register for ELA classes, contact Erica by email or call 360-588-5735. Se habla español.

For information or to register for GED classes, contact Claudia by email or call 360-416-7585 x1184.


Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are needed to teach English Language classes, tutor GED students, and assist with children’s activities and homework help during classes. We recruit, train, and support community volunteers to work in classrooms and small groups tutoring students learning English and Basic Skills.  

Annually, more than 30 volunteers work with more than 130 adult students in Skagit County to realize their dreams of improved job opportunities, self-sufficient family management, and active citizenship.

Our program relies heavily on the commitment and hard work of volunteer instructors and tutors. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Tracy by email or call 360-588-5753.


Support the Program

We are always in need of classroom materials for our students and our children’s rooms: white board markers and erasers, three ring binders, clear portfolio binders, composition books, craft supplies for kids (construction paper, glue, popsicle sticks, etc.)

Of course financial gifts are also welcome to support the program. Click here to donate and help our students take the next step in their education.



For questions, please call Community Action at 360-416-7585 x1184.

Para preguntas, por favor llame a Community Action a 360-588-5735.