C.A.F.E

Center for Adult & Family Education

The Center for Adult & Family Education provides affordable literacy instruction to Gunnison County adults and families who wish to improve their communication and living skills.

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CAFE OFFICE HOURS
Mondays: 1pm-5pm
Wednesdays: 1pm-5pm
or by appointment

Fall Class Schedule

LOCATION
225 N. Pine Street, Suite B
in Family Services Center
Gunnison, CO 81230

email| 970-641-7684

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We seek to:

  • Improve the quality of life for low-literacy community members
  • Teach our students functional English, focusing on competencies for communicating and interacting with others in personal and professional settings
  • Help our students lay the foundation for better living, both now and in the future
  • Enable our students to become more fully involved with the education of their children
  • Promote children’s literacy activities and encourage their academic success
  • Connect our students and their families with resources and opportunities within our community that may serve their needs and enrich their lives

We offer:

  • English as Second Language classes September through May.
    • One Multi-level class Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8:30-10:30 am.
    • Two adult (beginner, intermediate, advanced) classes Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-8pm
    • Two Family Literacy classrooms Monday and Wednesday evenings 6-8pm for children birth -13 years of age.  Children receive homework support and special programming in collaboration with the City of Gunnison recreation department, Mountain Roots Food project and Gunnison Arts Center.
  • Adult Basic Education and GED Preparation is offered on an as needed basis
  • Citizenship classes are offered as needed and help anyone going through the Naturalization process.

C.A.F.E Staff:

  • Mary Burt-Program Director
  • Karen Hausdoerffer-ESL Instructor
  • Kaylonn Tredway-ESL Instructor
  • Marketa Zubkova-Adult Family Literacy Liasion, BIA Accredited Immigration Legal Representative
  • Elise Brown -Childhood Classroom Lead Instructor
  • Jessie Olson-Childhood Classroom Aide

Current Offerings

  • 2017 Evening English classes: January 16-May 3. Mondays and Wednesday evenings 6-8pm. Children 0-13 are welcome at no extra charge.
     2017 Morning English classes: January 17-May 4, Tuesdays and Thursday mornings 8:30-10:30am. Adult classes