“The Beautiful Thing About Learning Is That Nobody Can Take It Away From You.”
- BB King
Our classes take place Monday through Thursday, 9:00am to 1:00pm.
During that time, we offer one-on-one tutoring, computer-based lessons and small group instructions for all students in reading, language, math, science and social studies.
We strive to improve our participant's self-confidence. Students work at their own pace. We allow time to make mistakes, process, learn, & overcome frustration, all while providing a guiding hand.
We have a wealth of resources to help with learning, test preparation
and job applications.
To strengthen basic educational skills
To prepare adult students to take the HiSET tests
To develop employment skills
19 years or older
Above 3rd grade reading ability
A desire to work hard
$15 registration fee and ID
SVdP Adult Learning Center’s History
Sr. Lory Schaff started the Adult Learning Center at Saint Vincent de Paul New Orleans on January 17, 2007. With only one student and a
classroom at 2601 Canal Street - a SVdP building - she got to work.
Shortly afterwards, the Center moved to a larger space in the Gentilly neighborhood where the St. Vincent de Paul Thrift Store and Pharmacy were originally located.
In March of 2012, the Center moved back to 2601 Canal Street. This time they were better equipped with the whole building which provided space for an office, a computer room, testing room, classrooms for small group instruction, and a kitchenette. It was great place to continue their mission of Adult Education to those in New Orleans.
In August, 2020, the Center opened at its current site, 3500 Canal St.