The Adult and Community Learning Services offered by the Massachusetts Department of Education’s mission is to provide each and every adult with opportunities to develop literacy skills needed to qualify for further education, job training, and better employment, and to reach his/her full potential as a family member, productive worker, and citizen. – Adopted in 1993

A variety of services are offered free of charge including adult basic education, English language skills, family literacy and GED preparation.  Services in Berkshire County can be found at The Massachusetts Adult Literacy Hotline. The hotline provides referrals to over 300 adult education programs that offer one-on-one tutoring, small-group or classroom instruction to adult learners. We provide information about basic reading, math, adult basic education, English language training, family literacy, GED preparation or testing sites. The Hotline can also be contacted at 1-800-447-8844.


Northern Berkshire ABE Program.
MCLA Learning Services Center,
375 Church Street,
North Adams, MA 01247
Phone (413) 662-5314

Pittsfield Adult Learning Center.
141 North Street,
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone (413) 499-9530

Adult Learning Program, BCC South County Center –

Adult Learning Program
BCC South County Center
343 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230

Literacy Network of South Berkshires.
100 Main Street,
Lee, MA 01238
Phone (413) 243-0471

Literacy Volunteers of Berkshire County
1 Wendell Avenue,
Pittsfield, MA 01201
Phone (413) 499-9487

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