What We Do
Why Are We Here

Education Center

At M-POWER, we bridge the gap between functional illiteracy and literacy, as well as offer quality GED preparation classes and Ready to Work training.

We use an individualized approach to education, ensuring each student receives what he or she personally needs to be successful.

Literacy Program

  • Accredited through ProLiteracy, the largest adult literacy and basic education membership organization in the nation
  • One-to-one literacy instruction for a minimum of 90 minutes per week to adults who want to learn to read or improve their reading skills
  • With improved skills, students can find better jobs, read bedtime stories to their children or grandchildren, and read the Bible for the first time — with confidence

Contact  Maura-Ellen Bryan, Director of the Education Center.

Literacy Academy

  • Pre-GED program that supports individuals with specific literacy needs by offering in-class instruction and supplying students with their own literacy tutor
  • Maintains strong emphasis in fundamental grammar, vocabulary, reading, and pre-writing skills

Contact  Maura-Ellen Bryan, Director of the Education Center.

GED Program

  • Operates year-round, offering three to four terms per year
  • Classes offered include Language, Math, Science, Social Studies, Computer, Bible Study, Faith & Finances, and various life skills courses
  • Students who test above a certain grade level are offered a place in an online GED preparation program, GED Academy

Contact  Maura-Ellen Bryan, Director of the Education Center.

ACE+MAPS, formerly Ready to Work, Collaboration with Jefferson State Community College

  • Nationally recognized program offering invaluable career readiness skills that provides a career pathway for individuals with limited education and employment experience
  • Program completers receive a Mobilizing Alabama Pathways Certificate and National Career Readiness certificate (ACT Workkeys Assessments)
  • Program completers also receive a free course at Jefferson State Community College and credit hours that can be used at any Alabama Community College.
  • Staff members walk participants through each phase of the program and assist them in preparing their career portfolio so that they can maximize their skills and be successful in the workforce

Contact Susan Jackson, ACE+MAPS Coordinator.