Our learners come from all walks of life. About one-third of our learners are American-born adults who need to improve their reading, writing, math, and computer skills. The remaining two-thirds are immigrants and refugees who are learning to speak English often for the first time. Students live in Albany, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties. Students each have personal goals for why they want to learn English. It could be to gain employment, become a citizen, or talk to their child’s teacher. Each learner is unique.