Gulf Coast Community Services Association, Inc. believes in educating, equipping and empowering the whole family. We instill the love and tools of learning in all generations, be they a 3-year old GCCSA Head Start student or an 83-year-young resident within the Houston community.
GCCSA’s Community Learning Center provides a number of workshops and access to continuing education courses for the adult learner. We strongly believe that academic cultivation, financial literacy, career coaching, and vocational training are important methods helpful to those transitioning out of poverty and into thriving, productive lives.
GCCSA, Inc partners with other community organizations that provide Literacy Service programs throughout the Harris County Area. Each program and service differs between the organizations according to community needs.
General Equivalency Diploma – The GED program is designed to assist students in the improvement of basic skills in the five areas tested by the GED – Writing Skills, Social Studies, Science, Literature, and Math. Testing skills will prepare students to reach high scores on the seven and one-half hours of testing. For GED Testing, students must be income-eligible and attend class to receive at least one progress test. In order to receive the testing free the first time they test for the GED at the University of Houston-Downtown, they must be recommended by an instructor for readiness. Students receiving a GED Certificate from the Texas Education Agency can participate in the annual GED Graduation.
Financial Literacy – This series of workshops is designed to assist households with the basic tools necessary – control spending and instilling the habit of saving – to obtain financial freedom. The workshops cover budgeting, saving, banking, credit knowledge and predatory lending. Financial Literacy workshops are available to GCCSA customers.
Computer Literacy – Assistance is available for using the Work in Texas system. GCCSA, Inc. will also provide resources for computer applications courses through participating community partners. Current information, curriculum study, and software will be provided to prepare students for a job, assisting their children with homework, home management and research resources.
Please contact Client Services Manager, Alfredo Flores for more information.
Office: 713-393-4700 ext. 720.