Workforce and Education


Readiness Continuum




Literacy Texas


Contact Us: (512) 628-4200

En español



January 2019
May 2019
August 2019

1/8: 9 am - 12 pm and

5 pm - 8 pm


1/9: 5 pm - 8 pm

Registration for

all classes





4911 Harmon Avenue, Austin, TX 78751
Please use the entrance marked Student Entrance.

Please bring the following items with you to registrations:
Picture ID

Proof of income for the past 30 days (one of the following):
- Pay stubs for the previous 30 days
- Social Security payment
- Statement of no income

Proof of Current Address (one of the following):
- Driver’s license or government-issued ID card (that includes current address)
- Automobile registration
- Lease agreement
- Utility bill
- Statement from landlord that includes address

Manos de Cristo offers childcare for children ages 2 to 12. Manos de Cristo also offers bus pass assistance for students, and scholarships for students unable to pay the registration fee.

Computer Classes
Manos offers 8-week computer courses for individuals with little to no prior computer experience. Classes meet twice a week for 2 hours, and morning (9:30 – 11:30 a.m.) and evening (7:00 – 9:00 p.m.) classes are available. Classes are bilingual (English/Spanish) when bilingual instructors are available. Course topics include computer basics, word processing, Internet navigation, e-mail, and the use of spreadsheets. Enrollment occurs in August, October, January, March and May.

Registration fee: $30 for 8-week course

English as a Second Language
Manos holds ESL classes during the academic year for 16-week semesters. During the academic year, 4 levels of English are offered. During the summer, 3 levels are offered for an intensive schedule of 4 days a week for 3 hours each class. Morning (9 am – 12 pm) and evening (6 – 9 pm) classes are available. Individual and small-group tutoring sessions are held on Friday mornings for any student currently enrolled. In ESL classes, students from 18 years of age and up learn practical life skills in English. Enrollment occurs during the second week of January and the third week of August. Summer enrollment occurs in mid-May.

Registration fee: $50 per course

During the school year, Manos de Cristo also offers a Level 1 English class in the morning and Levels 2, 3 and 4 English classes in the evening at Covenant Presbyterian Church: 3003 Northland Dr. Austin, TX 78737.

Citizenship Classes
Manos offers classes throughout the year for eligible legal permanent residents. Students learn about U.S. History, Government, culture and holidays to prepare for the interview they must pass to become citizens. Students should have intermediate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English. Classes meet Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:00 – 9:00 pm. English for Citizenship classes are held Mondays and Wednesdays from 6:00 – 7:00 pm.

Please call (512) 628-4200 for the next registration date.

Registration fee: $40 for new students

During the school year, Manos de Cristo also offers additional citizenship classes in the evening at Covenant Presbyterian Church: 3003 Northland Dr. Austin, TX 78757.

Adult Basic Education in Spanish – Plazas Comunitarias
Non-English speaking adults without a firm foundation in formal schooling and literacy from their countries of origin face challenges when trying to learn English as a Second Language because many lessons are print-based and assume a level of general knowledge. Since 2010, Manos has offered the opportunity for native Spanish speakers to complete their basic education in Spanish with materials from the Mexican National Institute of Adult Education. Upon completion, students will receive a diploma of primary or secondary school from the Ministry of Public Education in Mexico. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Morning (9:30 – 11:30) and evening (7:00 – 9:00) classes are available. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year.

Please call (512) 628-4200 for information.
Registration fee: Free

Manos de Cristo does not offer GED classes in English or Spanish. Please call 211 for information about GED classes in Austin.