Learn and grow for FREE with Literacy Action.

Programs & Classes
We offer: Adult Basic Education and GED/HiSETESL Basic and Conversation Classes, and Family Literacy.
Orientation is held on the 1st and 3rd Monday of every month.
There is no cost to attend orientation or any classes.

Adult Basic Education and GED/HiSET Classes

We offer various levels of reading and writing, mathematics, computer training, and GED/HiSET preparatory classes. Choose from 175 free classes in four 8-week quarters at our main offices in downtown Atlanta and the following Goodwill locations:

ESL and GED/HiSET Classes

Monday through Thursday at:


Goodwill Gwinnett Career Center

1502 Pleasant Hill Rd, GA 30096


Goodwill Decatur Career Center
2201 Lawrenceville Hwy, GA 30033

Downtown Location (Peachtree St.):

  • Math, Reading, GED/HiSET Prep Classes: Monday through Thursday

Goodwill Gwinnett (Pleasant Hill Rd.):

  • ESL classes in-person, days and times to be decided

  • GED/HiSET classes in-person, days and times to be decided

Goodwill Decatur (Lawrenceville Hwy):

  • ESL Basic classes in-person every Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 12:30am and ESL Advanced classes in-person every Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 12:30pm

Success Story

“The program is helping me overcome my test taking fears and prepare for the US Air Force entrance exam.”

Anquette, 25

ESL Basic and Conversation Classes

Literacy Action Inc. provides English as a Second Language classes in two categories – Basic and Advanced/Conversation classes.

FREE English learning classes at your local library!

Participating Libraries

Toco Hills Library
1282 McConnell Drive
Decatur, GA 30033
Mondays – 5:30pm


5339 Chamblee Dunwoody Rd
Dunwoody, GA
Mondays – 6:00pm – 7:30 pm


1242 N Druid Hills Rd
Atlanta, GA 30319
Mondays 6:00pm – 7:30 pm

3748 Central Ave
Doraville 30340
Saturdays 10:00am


Fairburn Library
60 Valley View Drive
Fairburn GA 30213
Mondays 5:00pm – 7:00pm


Northlake Library
3772 Lavista Rd
Tucker GA 30084
Mondays 6:00 – 8:00 pm


In order to help prepare adults for careers, we currently offer free certifications in NorthStar Digital Literacy Certification and Certified Nursing Assistant Certification.


“I wanted to get my GED/HiSET to help me better myself for the future.”


Family Literacy

Offered in partnership with Atlanta Public Schools, as well the DeKalb County School District, our family literacy programs foster reading for the entire family, ensuring parents and grandparents have both the literacy skills and knowledge of strong learning behaviors that they need to reinforce what their children are learning in school and assist with homework.


My name is Milton Creamer.

First, I’d like to say it is an honor and a privilege to be a part of the Adult Education Program. I’m also grateful to be with Literacy Action and its staff. Being here gives me the opportunity to go back to school, which was a lost dream.

Now I feel lost dreams can be awaken and new possibilities risen. 


Going back to school was a promise I made to myself in 1974 when I quit. I decided to continue to work rather than stay in school. At the time I thought working was more important. Boy was I wrong! Turning 64 years young a few months ago, I’m finding a purpose in helping others as well as myself.


Being a part of the Adult Education Program and seeking my GED will make my future brighter and helpful not only for me but for others as well.  Regardless of age, one can still go back to school with the willingness to learn.


Literacy Action is not just an Adult Education Program.  It is a school that helps build confidence and to reshape minds so that we have the ability to help others. When I obtain my GED, I plan to get into Peer Support Counseling or Cares. Helping people struggling with Mental Health and Substance Abuse are in high demand. That’s my hope for the future.


I feel that field would be fitting for me because I have experiences with both and live with them. Having not been in school since 1974 and given the opportunity to be with the Adult Education Program through Literacy Action to seek my GED and to strive to be a better version of myself so that I can help others is truly a dream come true and a blessing.


Let me say a few other things I love about the Adult Education Program. Getting the opportunity to learn the different forms of Math, and teachers having the patience to take the time to explain things to us. I really appreciate that. RLA helps us all with improving our reading skills and comprehension skills as well. Learning to use correct grammar is huge for me. I did not know how poor my language arts skills were until I started the RLA classes. I love it when the teachers give us the opportunity to challenge ourselves.


I value having the individual sessions that make sure we get what we need to grasp the concepts of what is being thought at the time. Virtual teaching and learning is a challenge within itself, but Ms. Dawn and Ms. Kelley do such an amazing job. I cannot thank them enough for all they do. And having the computer classes with Mr. Alex has been so beneficial.  It was not so long ago that I was so intimidated by a computer. I thought I would never be able to operate one. Now I’m learning Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word all due to the Adult Education Program at Literacy Action.


I’m also getting the opportunity to meet and become friends with people from other countries. We are able to learn from each other. I feel I will continue to help others with knowledge that I receive by being in this program, and I’m even able to help my great nieces and nephews that are struggling in school. Being able to teach someone something that I have learned, that gives me the opportunity to learn it twice which is so beneficial. Yes, I feel I will have a brighter and more successful future. I want to thank the Adult Education Program and Literacy Action for all they do by educating adult like myself and others. 


Thank you all so very much.

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