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Adult Basic Education Program Directory

Atlantic/Cape May Counties

Lead Agency

Atlantic Cape Community College (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
1535 Bacharach Boulevard
Atlantic City, New Jersey 08401
Phone: 609-343-4713
Fax: 609-343-4708
Program Director: Barbara Kozek
Email: bkozek@atlantic.edu

Partners

Cape May County Technical School District (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
188 Crest Haven Road
Cape May Court House, New Jersey 08210
Phone: 609-465-2161 Ext. 642
Fax: 609-465-4399
Program Director: Susan Jurusz
Email: sjurusz@capemaytech.com

Bergen County

Lead Agency

Bergen County Technical Schools (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
540 Farview Avenue, Paramus, NJ 07652 (all AM/PM ESL and HSE classes are free)
Phone: 201-343-6000
Fax: 201-343-2653
Program Director: Victor Lynch  Ext. 2274
Email: viclyn@bergen.org
Grant Manager: Diane Scarangella Ext. 2213
Email: diasca@bergen.org
Program Manager: Ghazala Nomani Ext. 4638
Email: ghanom@bergen.org
Program Secretary: Silvia Carmichael Ext. 4639
Email: silcar@bergen.org

Partners

Bergen County Community College (ABE/ESL/Civics)
Ciarco Learning Center
355 Main Street
Hackensack, New Jersey 07601
Phone: 201-301-9671, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. (all classes free)
Fax: 201-968-9692
Program Director: Sandy Sroka
Email: sroka@bergen.edu
DOL Grant Director: Elizabeth DeFeo
Phone: 201-301-9672
Email: edefeo@bergen.edu

Greater Bergen Community Action, Inc. (ESL/Out of school youth HSE/Civics)
535 Midland Avenue
Garfield, New Jersey 07026
Phone: 201-366-1020 ext. 2040
Fax: 201-366-1025
Program Director: Figen Tabakci
Phone: 973-685-0005 Ext. 7060
Email: figen.tabakci@greaterbergen.org

Burlington County

Lead Agency

Rowan College at Burlington County (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
Willingboro Center
200 Campbell Street
Suite 201
Willingboro, New Jersey 08046
Phone: 609-894-9311 Ext. 3016 (ABE/HSE) or press 0 for Operator
Fax: 609-877-5243
Program Director: Anthony Phillips
Phone: 609-894-9311 Ext. 3001
Email: arphillips@rcbc.edu
Program Counselor: (Ruth) Valerie Hawkins
Phone: 609-894-9311 Ext. 3024 
Email: rhawkins@rcbc.edu

Partners

Willingboro Adult School (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
Kennedy Center
429 JFK Way
Willingboro, New Jersey 08046
Phone: 609-479-9840 (ABE/ESL)
Fax: 609-835-3837
Program Director: Harold Shafer, Jr.
Phone: 609-479-9839
Email: hshafer@wboroas.net
Program Information Email:
Info@wboroas.net

Bordentown Regional School District (ABE/HSE/ESL/Civics)
318 Ward Avenue
Bordentown, New Jersey 08505
Phone: 609-298-0025
Fax: 609-298-6992
Program Director: Sandy Ewell
Phone: 609-298-0674 Ext. 1201
Email: sewell@bordentown.k12.nj.us

Literacy NJ - Burlington County Programs (ABE/ESL/HSE)
P.O. Box 2746
Willingboro, New Jersey 08046
Phone: 609-877-5566
Program Director: Rebecca Powers
Email: rpowers@literacynj.org

Camden County

Lead Agency

Camden County College (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
200 North Broadway
Camden, New Jersey 08012
Phone: 856-968-1315
Fax: 856-756-0497
Program Director: Carol Dann
Phone: 856-968-1315
Program Specialist: Iliannexcis Velez
Email: ivelez@camdencc.edu

Partners

Camden City Public Schools (ABE/ESL)
201 North Front Street
Camden, New Jersey 08102-1935
Jerrothia Riggs Adult Education Center
1656 Kaighns Avenue
Camden, New Jersey 08103
Phone: 856-966-5223
Fax: 856-968-6740

Housing Authority of the City of Camden (ABE/HSE)
721 Chelton Avenue
Camden, New Jersey 08104
Phone: 856-968-6198
Fax: 856-968-6175
Program Director: Gordon Palmer
Phone: 856-968-6198
Email: gpalmer@camdenhousing.org
Supervisor:
Kathryn Blackshear
Email: kblackshear@camdenhousing.org

Literacy Volunteers of America/Camden County (ABE/ESL)
203 Laurel Road
Voorhees, New Jersey 08043
Phone: 856-772-1636 Ext. 7331
Fax: 856-772-2761
Program Director: Shyamoli De
Email: sde@camdencountylibrary.org

Hispanic Family Center of South Jersey (ESL/Civics)
35-47 South 29th Street
Camden, New Jersey 08105
Phone: 856-963-0270
Fax: 856-338-0875
Executive Director: Elsa Candelario 
Email: ecandelario@hispanicfamilycenter.com
Program Contact: Jennifer Torres Del Valle
Email: jtorresdelvalle@hispanicfamilycenter.com

Cumberland/Salem Counties

Lead Agency

Salem County Vocational Technical School (ABS/ESL/HSE)
880 Route 45
P.O. Box 350
Woodstown, New Jersey 08098-0350
Phone: 856-769-0101
Fax: 856-769-3602
Program Director: Jennifer Bates
Phone: 856-769-0101 Ext. 5346
Email: jbates@scvts.org

Partners

Center for Human Services (ESL/Civics)
22 Washington Street
Bridgeton, New Jersey 08302
Phone: 856-575-0857
Fax: 856-575-0874
Program Director: Ruth Marshall or Danielle Bailey
Email: rmarshall@urc-chs.com or dbailey@urc-chs.com

Millville Public Library (ABE/ESL)
210 Buck Road
Millville, New Jersey 08332
Phone: 856-825-7087
Fax: 856-327-8572
Program Director: Sonya Saul
Email: sonyasa@millvillepubliclibrary.org

Cumberland County College (ABE/HSE)
3322 College Drive
Vineland, New Jersey 08362
Phone: 856-691-8600 Ext. 359
Fax: 856-690-0812
Program Director: Patti Gilmore
Phone: 856-691-8600 Ext. 1378
Email: pgilmore@cccnj.edu
Grant Administrator: David Stump
Phone: 856-200-4574
Email: dstump@cccnj.edu

Pathstone Corporation
76 West Landis Avenue, Suite C
Vineland, New Jersey 08360
Phone: 856-696-1000
Program Contact: Patricia Constantino Ext. 27
Email: pconstantino@pathstone.org

Salem Community College
460 Hollywood Avenue
Carney’s Point, New Jersey 08069
Phone: 856-351-2651
Director: Terri Zobel
Email: tzobel@salemcc.edu

Essex County

Lead Agency

Essex County College (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
Adult Learning Center
303 University Avenue
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone: 973-877-1894 (GED/ABS)
Fax: 973-877-3414
Program Director: Judith Celestin
Phone: 973-877-4435
Email: celestin@essex.edu

Partners

Literacy Volunteers of America - Essex and Passaic Counties (ABE/ESL/Civics)
Bloomfield Library
90 Broad Street
Bloomfield, New Jersey 07003
Phone: 973-566-6200 Ext. 217 or 225
Fax: 973-743-3525
Program Director: Cristhian Barcelos
Email: cbarcelos@lvaep.org

New Community Corporation (ABE/ESL/Pre-HSE/HSE/Civics)
Adult Learning Center
563 Orange Street
Newark, New Jersey 07107
Phone: 973-558-5536
Fax: 973-558-5538
Program Director: Cristhian Barcelos
Phone: 973-268-1236
Email: cbarcelos@newcommunity.org

Jewish Vocational Service (ABE/ESL/Pre-HSE/Civics)
111 Prospect Street
East Orange, New Jersey 07017
Phone: 973-674-6330 Ext. 295
Fax: 973-674-7858
Program Director: Lynn Sternstein
Email: lsternstein@jvsnj.org

Fresh Start Academy Alternative High School/Adult Basic Skills Center (East Orange School District) (ABE/ESL/HSE)
74 Halsted Street
East Orange, New Jersey 07017
Phone: 973-266-5640
Main Office: 973-266-5640
Fax: 973-266-5650
Director: Stephen Webb
Phone: 973-687-8406
Email: stephen.webb@eastorange.k12.nj.us
Adult Basic Ed. Program Coordinator: Lah-Shawne Brooks-Bey
Phone: 973-991-4174
Email: l.brooks-bey@eastorange.k12.nj.us

Essex County Vocational Technical Schools (ABE/ESL/HSE)
91 West Market Street
Suite 425
Newark, New Jersey 07103
Phone: 973-412-2221
Fax: 973-624-0878
Program Director: John Dolan
Email: jdolan@essextech.org
Adult School Evening Supervisor: Enrique Lomba
Phone: 973-412-2291
Email: elomba@essextech.org
Project Coordinator:
Andrew Turner
Email: aturner@essextech.org
Program Assistant:
Sondra Lubertazzi
Email: slubertazzi@essextech.org

FOCUS Hispanic Center for Community Development, Inc. (ABE/ESL/Civics)
441-443 Broad Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102
Phone: 973-624-2528
Fax: 973-624-6450
Director: Maritza Arauz
Phone: 973-624-2528 ext. 109
Email: marauz@focus411.org
Asst. Director: Ana M. Chavarria
Phone: 973-624-2528 Ext. 119
Email: amchavarria@focus411.org
Program Assistant: Lissette Vera
Phone: 973-624-2528 Ext 135
Email: alvera@focus411.org

La Casa De Don Pedro, Inc. (ABE/ESL/Civics)
39 Broadway
Newark, New Jersey 07104
Phone: 973-481-4568
Fax: 973-481-2448
Program Director: Rosalinda (Wendy) Melendez
Phone: 973-481-4713 or 973-481-4568 Ext. 3310
Email: wmelendez@lacasanwk.org
Deputy Director: Gregory Hodne
Phone: 973-481-4568 ext. 3322
Email: ghodne@lacasanwk.org
Program Coordinator: Johana Torres
Phone: 973-481-4568 ext. 3302
Email: j.torres@lacasanwk.org
Project Coordinator: Johanna Murphy
Phone: 973-481-4713 or 973-481-4568 Ext. 3302
Email: jmurphy@lacasanwk.org

1199 SEIU Education Fund (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
117 Irvington Avenue
Lower Level
South Orange, New Jersey 07079
Phone: 973-275-6340
Fax: 973-275-6341
Program Director: Ellen Ray
Phone: 973-275-6340
Email: Ellen.Ray@1199Funds.org

Gloucester County

Lead Agency

Rowan College at Gloucester County (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
1400 Tanyard Road
Sewell, New Jersey 08080
Phone: 856-468-5000 Ext. 6227
Fax: 856-415-7974
Program Director: Brigette Satchell
Phone: 856-468-5000 Ext. 6226
Email: bsatchel@rcgc.edu

Partners

Literacy New Jersey, Gloucester County Programs  (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
51 High Street
Westville, New Jersey 08093
Phone: 609-216-7529
Fax: 856-218-4749
Program Contact: Matt Ford
Email: mford@literacynj.org
Literacy Specialist: Saranda Karpuzi
Email: skarpuzi@literacynj.org

Hudson County

Lead Agency

Union City Adult Learning Center (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
400 38th Street
Union City, New Jersey 07087
Phone: 201-348-5658 for ABE/HSE classes
Fax: 201-348-5659
Program Director: Esmeralda Doreste-Roman
Phone: 201-348-5611
Email: edoreste@ucboe.us
Program Coordinator: Morayma Moreda
Phone: 201-348-5661
Email: mmoreda@ucboe.us

Partners

Jersey City Public Schools (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics) - Spanish HSE prep @ 193 Old Bergen Road
346 Claremont Avenue
Jersey City, New Jersey 07305
Phone: 201-915-6614 - Day classes
Fax: 201-915-6084
Program Director: Paula Christen
Phone: 201-915-6227
Email: pchristen@jcboe.org
Head Teacher:
Gilda Nicole Harris
Adult Education Programs
Phone: 201-915-6521 - Evening classes (M, Tu, W 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
Email: gharris@jcboe.org

Urban Workforce Advantage - (Hudson) (ABE/ESL/Civics) - no HSE prep
66 Elmora Avenue
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202
Phone: 908-355-2299
Fax: 908-352-2931
Program Director: Julio Sabater
Email: jsabater@workforceadvantageusa.com


Literacy New Jersey (West Hudson) (ABE/ESL/Civics) - no HSE prep
759 Kearny Avenue
Kearny, New Jersey 07032
Phone: 201-998-3366
Program Director: Sable Lomax
Email: slomax@literacynj.org

Hunterdon/Somerset Counties

Lead Agency

Hunterdon County Education Services Commission (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
8 Bartles Corner Road
Suite 205
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Phone: 908-237-5000 or 908-526-8800 Ext. 6804
Fax: 908-237-0952
Program Director: Fran Leddy
Phone: 908-203-5092
Email: fleddy@hunterdonesc.org

Partners

Franklin Township Board of Education (ABE/ESL)
1755 Amwell Road
Somerset, New Jersey 08872
Phone: 732-249-6410
Program Director: Doris Stevens
Email: dstevens@franklinboe.org

The Jointure For Community Adult Education, Inc. (ESL/Civics)
1124 Route 202 South
Suite B-11
Raritan, New Jersey 08869
Phone: 908-722-0233
Fax: 908-722-0388
Program Director: Erica Cruz
Email: ecruz@jointure.org

Hunterdon Helpline (ABE/Civics)
14 Mine Street
Highway 31
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Phone: 908-782-4357
Executive Director: Susan Lax
Email: executivedirector@helplinehc.org

Mercer County

Lead Agency

Mercer County Community College (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
James Kearney Campus
P.O. Box B
Adult Education Department
North Broad and Academy Streets
Trenton, New Jersey 08690
Phone: 609-570-3133
Fax: 609-570-3107
Program Director: Monica Weaver or Peg Gould
Phone: 609-570-3138
Email: weaverm@mccc.edu or gouldm@mccc.edu

Partners

Mercer Street Friends (ABE/HSE) - no ESL or Civics
222 North Hermitage Avenue
Trenton, New Jersey 08618
Phone: 609-278-6904
Fax: 609-599-2556
Program Director: Gay Egan
Email: gegan@mercerstreetfriends.org

Literacy Volunteers / Mercer County (ABE/ESL) - no HSE or Civics
3535 Quakerbridge Road
Suite 104
Hamilton, New Jersey 08619
Phone: 609-587-6027
Fax: 609-587-6137
Program Director: Catherine Mitch
Email: cmitch@literacynj.org

Princeton YWCA (ABE/ESL/Pre-HSE/Civics)
59 Paul Robeson Place
Princeton, New Jersey 08540
Phone: 609-497-2100
Fax: 609-497-1211
Program Director: Heledona Katro
Phone: 609-497-2100 Ext. 306
Email: hkatro@ywcaprinceton.org

Lutheran Social Ministries of NJ (ABE/Civics/Citizenship) - no HSE
189 South Broad Street
P.O. Box 30
Trenton, New Jersey 08601
Phone: 609-393-4900
Fax: 609-393-1111
Program Manager: Jane Kleindienst
Phone: 609-393-4900 Ext. 14
Email: jkleindienst@lsmnj.org

Middlesex County

Lead Agency

New Brunswick Board of Education (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics) - Spanish HSE
268 Baldwin Street
2nd Floor
New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901-2947
Phone: 732-745-5300, press 1 for English / 2 for Spanish - then press 4 for ABE/HSE
Fax: 732-745-5325
Principal/Program Director: Timothy Timberlake
Phone: 732-745-5300 Ext. 4104 (followed by # sign)
Email: timothy_timberlake@nbps.k12.nj.us

Partners

East Brunswick Board of Education (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
760 Route 18 North
East Brunswick, New Jersey 08816-3095
Phone: 732-613-6989
Fax: 732-254-7864
Program Director: Stephen Decker
Email: sdecker@ebnet.org

Perth Amboy Board of Education (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics) - Spanish HSE AM, PM, and Saturday
178 Barracks Street
Perth Amboy, New Jersey 08861-3402
Phone: 732-376-6240 Ext. 31410
Fax: 732-826-3686
Director of Continuing Education: Luke Miller
Email: lmiller@paps.net

South River Board of Education (ABE/ESL/Civics) - no HSE
3 Montgomery Street
South River, New Jersey 08882
Phone: 732-613-4073 or 732-642-4759
Fax: 732-698-9305
Program Director: Nicole Yorek
Email: nyorek@srivernj.org


Middlesex County Collge (ABE/ESL/Civics) - no HSE
2600 Woodbridge Avenue
Edison, New Jersey 08818
Phone: 732-906-4158
Program Director: Tracey Montani
Email: tmontani@middlesexcc.edu

Literacy New Jersey (ABE/ESL/Civics) - no HSE
100 Menlo Park Drive
Suite 314
Edison, New Jersey 08837
Phone: 732-906-5456
Fax: 732-791-1548
Program Director: Melissa Bernstein
Email: mbernstein@literacynj.org

Monmouth County

Lead Agency

Brookdale Community College (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
765 Newman Springs Road
Lincroft, New Jersey 07738-1543
Phone: 732-224-2602
Fax: 732-224-2664
Program Director: Linda Roma
Email: lroma@brookdalecc.edu

Partners

Community Affairs & Resource Center (ABE/ESL)
913 Sewall Avenue
Asbury Park, New Jersey 07712
Phone: 732-774-3282
Fax: 732-229-5727
Program Director: Beatriz Oesterheld
Email: boesterheld@carcnj.org

Ladacin Network (ABE/ESL) - no HSE or Civics
1703 Kneeley Boulevard
Wanamassa, New Jersey 07712
Phone: 732-493-5900
Fax: 732-493-5980
Program Director: Celeste Smith
Email: celeste.smith@ladacin.org

Monmouth County Vocational School District (ABE/ESL) - no HSE
400 Kozloski Road
Freehold, New Jersey 07728
Phone: 732-229-3019 or 732-431-6292
Fax: 732-229-5727
Program Director: Dana Schaed
Email: dana_schaed@mcvsd.org

Literacy Volunteers / Monmouth County (ABE/ESL) - no HSE
213 Broadway
Long Branch, New Jersey 07740
Phone: 732-229-8440 Ext. 1515
Fax: 732-571-2474
Program Director: Rebecca Lucas
Email: lvmonmouth@brookdalecc.edu

Morris/Sussex/Warren Counties

Lead Agency

Morris County Vocational School District (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
400 East Main Street
Denville, New Jersey 07834
Phone: 973-627-4600 (ABE/ESL/HSE Ext. 279)
Fax: 973-586-4314
Program Director: Irene Schrader - Ext. 231
Email: schraderi@mcvts.org

Partners

Sussex County Community College (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
1 College Hill
Newton, New Jersey 07860
Phone: 973-300-2158
Fax: 973-300-2156
Program Director: Sarah Gorst
Email: sgorst@sussex.edu

Warren County Community College (day and evening ABE/HSE - Evening ESL/Civics)
Phillipsburg Education Center
445 Marshall Street
Phillipsburg, New Jersey 08665


Warren County Community College Main Campus (Evening ABE/HSE – Evening ESL/Civics)
475 Route 57 West
Washington, New Jersey 07882
Phone: 908-689-7613
Fax: 908-878-0170
Program Director: Eve Azar
Email: azar@warren.edu


Literacy New Jersey / Morris/Sussex/Warren (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
34 High Street
Newton, New Jersey 07860
Phone: 732-906-5456
Program Director: Jessica Tompkins
Email: jtomkins@literacynj.org

Ocean County

Lead Agency

St. Francis Community Center (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
4700 Long Beach Boulevard
Brant Beach, New Jersey 08008
*additional locations in Toms River, Lakewood, and Manahawkin
Phone: 609-494-8861 Ext. 185
Fax: 609-361-9653
Director of Educational Services: Karen Gesicki
Phone: 609-494-8861 Ext. 141
Email: kgesicki@stfrancislbi.org
Administrative Assistant: Lucy Hambly
Phone: 609-494-8861 Ext. 143
Email: lhambly@stfrancislbi.org

 

Passaic County

Lead Agency

Paterson Public School (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics) - Spanish HSE
151 Ellison Street
Paterson, New Jersey 07505
Phone: 973-321-0761/HSE info. 973-321-0763
Fax: 973-321-0391
Program Director: Susan Ronga
Phone: 973-321-0571
Email: sronga@paterson.k12.nj.us

Partners

Passaic County Community College (ABE/ESL/Civics) - no HSE prep
One College Boulevard
Passaic, New Jersey 07505
Phone: 973-684-6136
Fax: 973-523-6085
Program Director: Nichale Powell
Phone: 973-684-6136
Email: mpowell@pccc.edu
Assistant Director: Leo Kazan
Phone: 973-684-4828
Email: Lkazan@pccc.edu
Additional Program Contact: Isabella Planco
Phone: 973-684-3753

Passaic County Technical Institute (ABE/ESL/Civics) - no HSE prep
45 Reinhart Road
Wayne, New Jersey 07470
Phone: 973-389-4100
Fax: 973-389-2044
Program Director: John DePalma
Email: jdepalma@pcti.tec.nj.us
Program Coordinator: Pat Nole
Phone: 973-684-5748
Email: PNOLE@pccc.edu


Passaic Board of Education (ABE/ESL/Civics) - no HSE prep
101 Passaic Avenue
Passaic, New Jersey 07055
Phone: 973-470-5560/5503
Fax: 973-470-8984
Program Director: Myra Silva
Phone: 973-859-1320 Ext. 6054
Email: msilva@passaicschools.org

Literacy Volunteers/Passaic and Essex Counties (ABE/ESL)
Passaic Public Library
195 Gregory Avenue
Passaic, New Jersey 07055
Phone: 973-470-0039
Program Director: Cristhian Barcelos
Email: cbarcelos@lvaep.org

Statewide Provider

Lead Agency

New Jersey Department of Corrections
Office of Educational Services
Whittlesey Road
P.O. Box 863
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0863
Phone: 609-292-4039 Ext. 5318
Fax: 609-777-4143
Program Director: Hugh DeHaven
Email: Hugh.Dehaven@doc.state.nj.us

Union County

Lead Agency

Union County College (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
40 West Jersey Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202
Main Recruiting Phone: 908-659-5114
Fax: 908-965-6010
Email: cewd-recruiting@ucc.edu
Program Director: Marlene Moreira-Loff
Phone: 908-527-7243
Email: mloff@ucc.edu
Civics Director: Mayra Acosta
Phone: 908-527-7242
Email: acosta@ucc.edu
Finance: Dr. Lisa Hiscano
Phone: 908-965-2358
Email: hiscano@ucc.edu

Partners

Urban Workforce Advantage (Union) (ABE/ESL/Civics) - no HSE prep
49 Broad Street
2nd Floor
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202
Phone: 908-355-2288
Fax: 908-352-2931
Program Director: Julio Sabater
Email: jsabater@workforceadvantageusa.com

Elizabeth Board of Education (ABE/ESL/HSE)
500 North Broad Street
Elizabeth, New Jersey 07202
Phone: 908-436-5267
Fax: 908-436-5280
Program Director: Rosa Carbone
Phone: 908-436-5267
Email: carbonro@elizabeth.k12.nj.us

Literacy Volunteers - Union County Affiliate, Inc. (ABE/ESL/HSE/Civics)
121-125 Chestnut Street
Suite 203
Roselle, New Jersey 07203
Phone: 908-486-1777
Fax: 908-754-0063
Program Director: Barbara Hathaway
Email: bhathaway@literacynj.org