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Contact Your Local Adult Programs Office

Willimantic Area: 860-423-2591
Danielson Area: 860-779-3770
Email: aded@eastconn.org
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Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may dial 711 for Connecticut Relay Services.

“I am in English classes and Citizenship and both teachers who have taught me are spectacular, especially my English teacher … She has a lot of consideration and cares about the individual teaching of each one. I love study in EASTCONN and love my teacher.” Cesar Zubiaga Altamirano, ESL and Citizenship student

American Citizenship Preparation

These FREE classes prepare adults to pass the American Citizenship Test. We focus on questions used by the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) and offer practice tests. We also assess each student and tailor instruction to meet their needs. Students have a better chance of becoming U.S. citizens, thanks to our individualized instruction and the high-quality content offered in our classes. We will help you fill out INS test forms and applications. Classes, which are designed with the special needs of adult learners in mind, are conveniently located at our two regional adult learning centers in Willimantic and Danielson.

English-as-a-Second-Language Instruction

If you are 17 years old or older, and not enrolled in public schools, you can take our FREE classes in English speaking, listening, reading and writing. Attend classes in the morning, afternoon or evening at one of our many convenient locations. We focus on English skills that you can use in your daily life, on the job, in stores, and in school. Call us today for more information.

2-Generational/English-as-a-Second-Language Family Literacy

Through EASTCONN’s multi-generation family literacy program, instruction and support is offered to encourage families to read and learn together. If you live in Windham or the Willimantic area, you may be able to take FREE English classes while your children attend Head Start or Early Head Start. If you qualify, both you and your child can join this exciting educational program. Regular attendance is required. Call today to determine your eligibility and get started.

Volunteer Tutoring Opportunities

We are seeking volunteer tutors! Our literacy program provides free tutoring to EASTCONN adult education students who need help with basic instruction in reading, writing, and math. Tutoring can take place with one-on-one with a student or in a group setting at an EASTCONN location under the supervision of an EASTCONN staff member. Each volunteer is matched to a student/program by examining the needs of the student(s), the location and time of classes and the volunteer's interests. All volunteers must complete a background check paid for by EASTCONN. Learn more or call us and apply today!

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It is the policy of EASTCONN that no person shall be excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of, or otherwise be discriminated against under any program because of race, color, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status, disability or any other classification protected by state or federal law. 

If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation in order to participate in any program, activity, or GED test please contact a guidance counselor at 860-423-2591 for assistance. You may also contact Sabrina Mancini at the Connecticut State Department of Education at (860) 807-2110.

EASTCONN is in compliance with CT General Statutes Sec 10-73 (a)(c) and does not charge a fee for any textbooks or materials used in the mandated program areas.

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Adult & Community Programs

Contact Your Local Adult Programs Office

Willimantic Area: 860-423-2591
Danielson Area: 860-779-3770
Email: aded@eastconn.org
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Deaf and hard of hearing individuals may dial 711 for Connecticut Relay Services.

EASTCONN promotes and supports lifelong learning for parents, workers and citizens of northeastern Connecticut. Whether it’s high school completion, job training, or parenting support, our Adult Programs are designed to develop interests, increase abilities and expand options.

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Contact EASTCONN

EASTCONN Administrative Offices & Conference Center

376 Hartford Turnpike Hampton, CT 06247
Main Phone: 860-455-0707
Main Fax: 860-455-0691

EASTCONN Leadership Team

Gary S. Mala
Gary S. Mala
Executive Director
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860-455-1565
Andy DePalma
Andy DePalma
Technology Solutions Director
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860-455-1620
Bethany Desjardin
Bethany Desjardin
Finance and Grants Coordinator
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860-455-1534
Diane Dugas
Diane Dugas
Director of Talent Development
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860-455-1591
 
Diane Gozemba
Diane Gozemba
Early Childhood Initiatives Director
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860-455-1518
Don Skewes
Don Skewes
Security & Investigations Director
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860-455-1511
Eric Protulis
Eric Protulis
Director of Special Education Services
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860-786-2253
Heather Plourde
Heather Plourde
Food & Hospitality Services Director
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860-455-1552
John Baskowski
John Baskowski
Chief Financial Officer
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860-455-1502
Kimberly Bush
Kimberly Bush
Transportation Director
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860-228-6751
Larisa Carr
Larisa Carr
Eastern Connecticut Health Insurance Program (ECHIP) Administrator
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860-455-1546
Maureen Crowley
Maureen Crowley
Research & Development Director
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860-455-1513
Melanie Marcaccio
Melanie Marcaccio
Human Resources Director
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860-455-1550
Michael Akana
Michael Akana
Facilities Director
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860-455-1500
Rich Tariff
Rich Tariff
Adult & Community Programs Director
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860-455-1562
Scott Nierendorf
Scott Nierendorf
Teaching & Learning Director
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860-455-1569
Teddie Sleight
Teddie Sleight
Marketing & Communications Director
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860-455-1553
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