Offered by the Massachusetts Department of Education, the Adult and Community Learning Services‘ 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.

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 (1-800-447-8844). 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.


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

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

Adult Learning Program
BCC South County Center
343 Main Street
Great Barrington, MA 01230
(413) 236-5250

Literacy Network of South Berkshire
32 Park Street
Lee, MA 01238
(413) 243-0471

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

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