EDUCATION

En Español

Manos de Cristo believes that education is the building block of self-sufficiency. We offer the following classes for our adult learners.

Questions? Call (512) 270-1375

COMPUTER CLASSES

Registration fee: FREE for 8-week course online; $30 for 8-week course in-person

Manos offers 8-week computer courses for individuals with little to no prior computer experience. Classes meet twice a week for 2 hours. Online and In-Person morning classes (9:30 am - 11:30 am) and evening classes (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) 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.

REGISTRATION & CLASS DATES:

SPRING 2022
Section I
Registration: December 15, 2021 - January 14, 2022
Class start & end dates: January 17, 2022 - March 10, 2022
Click here to begin your Computer registration.

Note: You must still come to the Manos de Cristo Education office to complete the physical application.

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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL)

Registration fee: $50 per course

Manos holds ESL classes during the academic year for 16-week semesters. During the academic year, 5 levels of English are offered.

  • Online morning classes (9:30 am - 11:30 am) and evening classes (6:30 pm - 8:30 pm)
  • In-person morning classes (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) and evening classes (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm)

Academic year classes meet twice weekly. During the summer, 3 levels are offered for an intensive schedule of 4 days a week for 3 hours each class. Individual and small-group tutoring sessions are available; please contact us for more information. In ESL classes, students 18 years of age and up learn practical life skills in English.

REGISTRATION & CLASS DATES:

SPRING 2022
Registration: January 10, 2022 - January 14, 2022
Class start & end dates: January 18, 2022 - May 12, 2022
Click here to begin your ESL registration.

Note: You must still come to the Manos de Cristo Education office to complete the physical application.


CITIZENSHIP CLASSES

Registration fee: $40 per course

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 must have intermediate reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills in English. Morning (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) and evening (6:00 pm - 9:00 pm) classes are available.

REGISTRATION & CLASS DATES:

SPRING 2022
Section I

Registration: January 10, 2022 - January 14, 2022
Class start & end dates: January 18, 2022 - March 31, 2022
Click here to start your Citizenship registration.

Note: You must still come to the Manos de Cristo Education office to complete the physical application.

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Adult Basic Education in Spanish – Plazas Comunitarias

Registration fee: Free

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. Morning (9:30 am - 11:30 am) and evening (7:00 pm - 9:00 pm) classes are available. Enrollment is ongoing throughout the year.

Please bring the following to your registration appointment:

Registration is held at Manos de Cristo (4911 Harmon Avenue, Austin, TX 78751). Please use the entrance marked Student Entrance.

  • Picture ID
  • Proof of income for the past 30 days (can be one of the following):
    • Pay stubs for the previous 30 days
    • Social Security payment
  • Proof of Current Address (can be 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 - 5, however currently childcare services are still suspended at this time. Manos de Cristo also offers bus pass assistance for students, and scholarships for students unable to pay the registration fee.

For additional information or assistance, please contact the Education Department at (512) 270-1375.