The Adult Education and Literacy (AEL) program at East Central College will offer free Civics and Citizenship classes starting in October.
“We last offered this class back in 2008,” said AEL Executive Director Alice Whalen. “We are excited to bring it back as a service to the community.”
The ongoing classes will be held at the East Central College Business and Industry Center, 42 Prairie Dell Plaza Road, in Union on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 – 2:30 p.m. and 5 – 7 p.m.
Additionally, classes will be held at the First Baptist Church, 801 North Cedar Street, in Rolla on Mondays and Thursdays from 5 – 8 p.m.
The course is free to students. It is funded through an Integrated English Literacy and Civics Education Program grant. “Students will learn English, study U.S. government and the Constitution in preparation for the U.S. Citizenship test,” said Whalen.