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1420 Columbia Rd., NW, Washington , DC 20009
202.332.4200 (voice) | 202.745.2562 (fax)

CentroNía is a nationally recognized bilingual, multicultural learning community that supports the development of family literacy, leadership, and social skills through the promotion of best educational practices, wholesome living, and community engagement.

Adult Literacy Resource Center, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library
901 G St, NW, Rm 300, Washington, DC 20001
202-727-1616 (voice)

The Adult Literacy Resource Center believes that literacy is a right, not a privilege and encourages potential adult learners (ages 16+) to study and provides: High quality adult-oriented books and materials, guidance in choosing materials, access to computers with internet connection, information about adult education programs, referrals to adult education programs: basic reading, GED preparation, English classes, adult night school and the External Diploma Program (another way of getting a high school diploma available at Ballou and Roosevelt Senior High Schools) and GED Practice Test (large print version available).

DC LEARNs (D.C. Literacy Education, Advocacy and Resource Network)
1612 K St, NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006
202-331-0141 (voice) | 202-331-0143 (fax)

DC LEARNs is a nonprofit citywide coalition of organizations providing adult, family, and children’s literacy services to the residents of Washington, DC. Their work includes: training, policy work and analysis, pilot projects, volunteer recruitment, and gathering and providing information on literacy programs.

DC Public Library Adaptive Services Division
Room 215, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library 901 G St. NW, Washington, DC 20001
202-727-2142 (voice) | 202-559-5368 (video)

The DC Public Library's Adaptive Services Division assists individuals with limited mobility, visual or hearing impairments. Some of the adaptive services provided by the library include:

  • Narrated DVDs and videos
  • Downloadable books and magazines
  • Instructional sign language materials and information on community resources for the hearing impaired
  • Free assistive technology training

DC Shares
1301 Belmont St, NW, Suite 1D, Washington, DC 20009
202-332-2595 (voice) | 202-332-2597 (fax) | (202) 332-2596 (TTY)

DC Shares the place where you can donate gently used durable medical equipment. DC Shares cannot provide services without donations. If you have medical equipment going unused please consider donating it to DC Shares. DC Shares serves low income District residents with disabilities who are unable to get the durable medical equipment they need. Since 2007 DC Shares has been a place where those with disabilities can come to get the Durable Medical Equipment and Assistive Technology Devices that will enable them to live independently. DC Shares provides electric wheelchairs, manual wheelchairs, walkers, canes, shower benches and other durable medical equipment free of charge to those who are uninsured, underinsured, or have no other means of obtaining these devices.

DCPS Choose Your Future Website

DCPS’ transition planning website to help you find your best path, customized to what you want. Please explore the information on these pages and talk to your Placement Specialist to start making initial plans, or just to sit down and talk. Your Placement Specialist is available to answer questions, provide more information, and help you figure out how you want your future to look.

DCPS Office of Special Education
1200 First St, NE, Washington, DC 20002
202 442 4800 (voice) | 202-442-5517/5518 (fax)

Works with schools to ensure that students with disabilities have the services and support they need to achieve success.

Educational Opportunity Center
1233 20th St, Washington, DC 20036
202-741-4730 (voice)

EOC provides FREE services to encourage and assist adults and high school students interested in continuing their education. 

GED Testing Center Office
441 4th ST NW, Washington, DC
202-274-7173 (voice)

The GED Testing Center only administers the examination and the practice examination. Should you wish to enroll in an instructional or preparatory program a service called the Literacy Hotline and be reached by telephone. The number for the Hotline is (202)727-2431.  A counselor at that telephone number will assist you in finding an appropriate preparatory program. After surveying the programs you may  the register at the one of your choice.

The Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center Family-Centered Search Tool

The Indiana Secondary Transition Resource Center hosts and links to numerous resources relevant to families across the country at its website. The family-centered search feature allows users to filter resources by topic, format, audience, and grade.

Latin American Youth Center
1419 Columbia Road, NW, Washington , DC 20009
202.319.2225 (voice) | 202.462.5696 (fax)

LAYC provides multi-lingual, culturally sensitive programs in the following areas:

Educational Enhancement
  • Standards-based culturally competent year-round tutoring and homework assistance
  • Healthy recreation and fitness
  • Computer literacy classes
  • College preparation
Social Services
  • Counseling
  • Prevention
  • Child placement
  • Residential housing
Workforce Investment
  • Job readiness and life skills training
  • Job placement services
  • Computer instruction
  • Preparation to pass the General Education Development (GED) examination
Community Wellness
  • Promoting health and wellness
  • Building cultural peace
  • Addressing issues of homelessness
Art + Media
  • Fine arts
  • Photography
  • Video
  • Radio
  • Media production
  • Music
  • Creative writing
  • Influencing public policy, practices and social systems that affect low-income and minority youth

Literacy Helpline
202-727-2431 (voice)

Provides information on GED and literacy resources in DC.

Martin Luther King Memorial Library Center for Accessibility (formerly Adaptive Services)
901 G St, NW, Room 215, Washington, DC 20001
202-727-2142 (voice) | 202-727-1129

The Adaptive Services Division offers services to children, youth and adults of all abilities. DC Regional Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped serves eligible blind, visually impaired, deaf-blind, reading-disabled, and those with physical disabilities which prevent them from reading or holding normal printed materials. Service is by mail, free of cost to the library customer. Materials include Braille, print/Braille, downloadable WebBraille and human-voice audio formats. Through the BARD (Braille and Audio Reading Download) service, Talking Books and magazines are available. Programs include monthly Talking Book Club for adults, Braille Book Club for Kids grades 1-6, and other programs. Library Services for the Deaf Community offers free public American Sign Language classes and deaf culture programs and book talks. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library has public videophone service for the deaf.

1050 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002
(202) 727-6436 (voice)

Sets statewide policies, provides resources and support, and exercises accountability for ALL public education in DC.

VCare, LLC
8112 Eastern Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20012
(202) 779-5440 (voice)

VCare, LLC provides professional and in-home developmental disability training and consulting services in the following areas:

  • Special Education
  • Nursing
  • Transitional Living
  • Employment
  • Recreation

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