Adult Education

MEND’s Adult Education program provides a wide range of classes, workshops and enrichment programs. Annually, the center enrolls an average of 950 adult students.

  • Classes in English as a Second Language (ESL) run in three 14-week sessions a year. Five ESL class levels are offered in the morning and the evening on Tuesday through Thursday and in the morning on Friday.
  • At the end of each session included in the culminating activities are awards and certificates for attendance, leadership, and achievement.
  • MEND also offers a variety of arts classes. Sewing class, offered from Tuesday to Friday, teaches students to operate a sewing machine and to cut, sew and complete a wide range of projects.
  • LEAMOS, a Spanish literacy class, enrolls immigrant adults who do not read or write in their native language. Once these students have mastered literacy fundamentals, they can move on to ESL classes.

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All teachers and tutors in the Education & Training Center are volunteers, trained and supported by a professional staff.

Interested in volunteering? Download the Volunteer Opportunities Brochure.

Adult Education Partners

The Education and Training Center is grateful for the assistance of the these organizations.

Summer Session Schedule


*Summer session runs from June 20 – August 25, 2017*

Tuesday – Thursday: 9:00 am – 7:00 pm

Friday: 9:00 am – 5:30 pm

*Donation: $5.00 plus $20 for books

Spanish Fundamentals

Tuesday – Thursday: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm

For more information on class schedules, contact Leticia Cornelio at (818) 686-7336 or gro.y1506346652trevo1506346652pdnem1506346652@aici1506346652tel1506346652.


MEND Education and Training Center – Van Nuys Boulevard

ETC Reception Desk: (818) 686-7330