Adult Education

Adult Education and Employment

COVID-19 Update: Project HOME’s Adult Learning programs are currently being offered remotely. The Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs, including the computer lab, is closed until January 4, 2021.

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Project HOME’s Adult Education program empowers adults in North Philadelphia to improve their earning potential, the quality of their lives, and the future of the neighborhood.

We offer a wealth of opportunities that are low-cost or free: 

  • Job skills trainings
  • One-to-one tutoring
  • Peer groups
  • Workshops
  • A public computer lab

We also offer industry-specific career track programs that result in credentialing, including:

  • ServSafe Food Handler
  • ServSafe Managerial
  • Northstar Digital Literacy
  • Certified Peer Specialist (on temporary hiatus due to COVID)
  • Forklift (on temporary hiatus due to COVID)

Additional Details

COVID-19 Update: The computer lab is closed until further notice.

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Project HOME is a member of the KEYSPOT Network and provides community access to computer labs at the Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology Labs. 

Hours
Monday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Tuesday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Thursday: Noon to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

No one under 18 will be allowed in the lab. Call 215-235-2900 for more information.

The Adult College Access Program (ACAP) supports adults from application to graduation. Working with a ACAP coordinator, the participant is led step-by-step through the college preparation and enrollment process. Participants receive assistance with goal setting, school selection, loan defaults, the application process, financial aid, scholarships, placement exams, class selection/registration, and study skills.

BenePhilly is operating remotely, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., during the pandemic.

The Philadelphia hotline number is 215-320-6193; for those outside of the county, please call 844-848-4376. 

To contact the office, please call 267-804-9112 or email benephilly@projecthome.org.

All supporting documents can be scanned and emailed to benephilly@projecthome.org or delivered to a secure lockbox at the 1515 Fairmount Avenue reception desk.

Certificate Programs

The Certified Recovery Specialist training centers on the power of peer support in helping individuals recover from homelessness, mental illness, and substance use disorders. There is significant demand for peer specialists in the city, and CRSs provide Medicaid reimbursable services. One to highlight is our Certified Peer Specialist (CPS) training program, which enables people with lived experience and with just a GED credential to receive a short term training that leads to a living wage job and career. The CPS training capitalizes on skills that people gained previously by way of experiences that we typically associate with un- and under- employment – mental health issues and the experiences of deep poverty and homelessness. CPS is an industry-recognized certification that prepares individuals for a Medicaid–reimbursable position in the healthcare field. There are also non-reimbursable peer specialist positions outside of healthcare. The number of these positions is growing across the sector. 

Project HOME’s A+ certification program provides an IT entry-level credential. The program includes hands-on instruction on common hardware and business software applications and certifies the recipient has the skills necessary to support complex IT infrastructures. Another example is our study of Project HOME's A+ certification program, which provides an IT entry level credential. A+ certification includes hands-on instruction on common hardware and business software applications and certifies the recipient has the skills necessary to support complex IT infrastructures. Project HOME currently partners with Temple University for this certification; after participants graduate, they enroll in a paid internship at Temple.

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