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Restore Education (Nonprofit )

We offer several programs, from basic literacy and high school equivalency preparation, to workforce training and college support, based on a flexible, and individualized model, so that students are placed on a pathway to life-sustaining careers.

Restore Education we believe that everyone has the potential to transform their lives through education. We offer several programs, from basic literacy and high school equivalency preparation, to workforce training and college support, based on a flexible, and individualized model, so that students are placed on a pathway to life-sustaining careers. Check out our programs below and find the best fit for you.

Transform at-risk youth and adults into successful college and career ready students, so that they can achieve the future ...

Monday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Tuesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Wednesday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Thursday: 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM Friday: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Saturday: CLOSED Sunday: CLOSED
Kelli Rhodes - Executive Director

Restore Education offers free workforce training certification programs for in-demand fields. We offer several options for earning a certification as you work towards your high school equivalency credential or college enrollment

  • Must be 18 or older and be eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Most trainings require proof of a high school diploma or GED.
  • Some trainings require vaccination records.

There may be additional requirements depending on the training pathway you choose. Students must successfully complete all course requirements and pass all exams to receive their training certificate.

Enrollment is free and. Upgrade your education and career prospects as you enhance your immediate earning potential with workforce training.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Kelli Rhodes Send email
(210) 432-6123
Updated within the last month
  • You are enrolled or about to begin an Associate’s or Bachelor’s Degree Program
  • You are a first-generation college student or would like extra support
  • You are committed to completing your degree

You can enroll for free. Thanks to generous donors,
our program is completely free for students.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Kelli Rhodes Send email
(210) 432-6123
Updated within the last month

The Dual Generation program is focused on helping parents go to college or job training and making sure their children receive an appropriate developmental level of education. We can provide childcare for the parents to attend school/training and assist with job placement after completion (or during if needed).

Tuition assistance available for job training programs:

  • GED/High School Diploma
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Medical Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Commercial Driver License (CDL)
  • Bookkeeping / QuickBooks
  • Medical Front Office
  • Administrative Assistant w/ Phlebotomy
  • Child Development Associate (CDA)
  • Information Technology
  • Customer Service Financial Services
  • Paraprofessional Educator Training

Monthly support and access to:

  • Job & Career Exploration
  • Quality Childcare
  • Resume Building
  • Supportive Services
  • Transportation Assistance

To qualify, a family must:

  • have at least 1 child aged 0-10; and
  • live in one of these zip codes: 78202, 78203, 78205, 78207, 78208, 78210, 78215, 78218, 78219, 78220, 78222, 78227, 78237.
Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Updated within the last month

We can help you learn English, so you can...

  • expand your job options.
  • communicate better with your family, friends, teachers, employers, and doctors.
  • study to become a North American citizen.
  • help your children succeed in school.
  • improve your computer skills.
  • develop self-confidence and be more independent.

In order to be accepted into our program, you must be:

  • 18 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 17 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)
  • 16 years old with the corresponding withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and the documentation requested by a court, and
    parent or guardian permission (must be present at the time of enrollment)

Free for the student.

Classes are offered in the morning and afternoon twice a week (Tuesday 9:30am-12:30pm and 5pm-7pm).
Kelli G. Rhodes
(210) 432-6123
Gabriela Tobius
(210) 370-5498
Updated within the last month

We can help you receive a Certificate of High School Equivalency (GED).

Also offered in Spanish.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Not enrolled in any K-12 school system
  • Need a High School Equivalency (HSE) certificate (have not earned a high school diploma)
  • Demonstrate the need for a refresher on adult basic education skills (have earned a high school diploma or HSE and tests below a 12.9 grade level on TABE/CASAS assessment)
  • Demonstrate the need for English skills (by taking BEST/CASAS assessment)

Age-specific requirements:

  • 18 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission. Parent/guardian must be present at registration or student must provide proof (Utility bill in their name, marriage license or rental agreement) he/she lives separate from parent/guardian.
  • 17 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)
  • 16 years of age with withdrawal forms from the last school attended, court-ordered documentation, and parent/guardian permission (must be present at registration)

Free for the student.

Call for class schedule.
Kelli G. Rhodes, MBA, CMPI
(210) 432-6123
Gabriela Tobias
(210) 370-5498
Updated within the last month

Restore Education’s college readiness program bridges this gap by putting college preparation within reach for students across Bexar County. With our help, students are less likely to end up in remedial courses and more likely to persist in college.

The Information Technology training course provides instruction on the foundations of IT, programming, and network support. Students will master the technical skills of programming and computer support. Other skills to be acquired include courses in professionalism, verbal communication, analyzing information, and critical thinking/problem-solving. IT training is intended to equip students with basic skills and knowledge for entry-level positions such as help desk, desktop support, or other tech support positions. Graduates of this program will be eligible to sit for the CompTIA IT Fundamentals and A+ certification.

Go at your own pace. Create your own schedule with our evening and weekend hours. Take your exams when you are ready

You can enroll for free. Thanks to generous donors,
our program is completely free for students.

Connectivity Resources
  • Computer Skills Classes
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free Computer Use
Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Kelli G. Rhodes MBA, CMPI
(210) 432-6123
Gabriela Tobias
(210) 432-6123
Updated within the last month

Our students come from diverse backgrounds and with varied educational experiences. We have a wide range in participant ages and academic starting points. If you want to be part of someone’s educational journey, come join us! Becoming a tutor at Restore Education can have a lasting impact in the lives of both the student and the tutor. In the words of one of our current volunteers, "If you believe in the value of lifelong learning, this is the volunteer gig for you!"

With ever increasing student participation, dedicated volunteers are more important than ever. To take the next steps in supporting our mission and our students, please complete our Volunteer Application.

Restore Education volunteer tutors assist students with the following:

  • Preparing students for the GED exam to achieve a high school equivalency certification. Subjects include Math, Language Arts, Social Studies, Science, and Writing.
  • Developing students’ oral and written English language skills.
  • Supporting Workforce Training students as they develop fundamental math and language arts skills in conjunction with their career program.
  • Developing student study habits, problem solving, critical thinking, and test taking skills.
  • Maintaining focus and enthusiasm as students work to reach their academic goals.
  • Volunteers can also review GED essays and assist at Restore Education events.

Click here for more information.

Hours
Monday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday: 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Saturday: CLOSED
Sunday: CLOSED

Kelli G. Rhodes, MBA, CMPI
(210) 432-6123
Gabriela Tobias
(210) 432-6123
Updated within the last month