La Casa offers classes in Yakima and in Toppenish through a partnership with United Way. Students who enter La Casa to pursue education are quickly interwoven with a community of like-minded, pro-active and self-empowered parent-leaders. Class sizes average around 20 students and in 2014, 463 unique adults participated. Our classes are offered during quarters of the calendar year: Spring, Summer, Fall, and Winter, and held at La Casa Hogar.
Class offerings include:
Women’s Support Groups
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Join us to prepare for the GED to open a new world of possibilities. The Pre-GED class focuses on developing literacy and math skills to prepare students for further GED classes. Classes are conducted in both English and Spanish to ensure students learn the material well, and to assist in the process of learning English.
Class taught in partnership with the HEP program at Heritage University. Emphasis on Basic Math. All skill levels welcome.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursdays – 5:00 – 8:00 pm, La Casa Hogar
English as a Second Language
We offer five level of ESL taught be Yakima Valley Community College teachers. Classes are three times a week, and include individual and home evaluations.
Levels 1 and 2: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday – 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, La Casa Hogar
This course teaches beginning English skills; speaking, listening, writing, and reading.
Students are actively involved in choosing content areas and receive individual attention to assure progress. This program boasts a 98% retention rate. Student-instructor collaboration makes lessons applicable and effective, and students are satisfied with their progress and learning.
Levels 3, 4 and 5: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday – 9:00 to 11:00 am, La Casa Hogar
The higher levels of ESL instruction expand on skills developed in Levels 1 and 2. Students continue to collaborate with instructors to ensure that lessons are relevant and interesting. Levels 3, 4 and 5 get students ready to use advanced English skills in their daily lives, especially in the professional arena.
Collaborating partner: Yakima Valley Community College
The goal of this class is for students to gain confidence and independence using technology. Beginner and intermediate levels are offered in basic keyboarding, internet, email, and Microsoft Office.
This class has been very successful, with students receiving computer-based employment after completing the class.
Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 am -11:00 am
The driving class offers classroom instruction that covers the skills necessary to obtain a learners permit. Instruction also includes use of interactive driving on the computer. Students do not practice driving in a car, but study the rules of the road for the online exam and practice driving using a computer simulation system.
Monday & Friday 11 am – 1:00 pm
Wednesday 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Health and Nutrition
In partnership with Memorial Hospital, La Casa Hogar offers nutrition and pre-diabetes courses during some quarters. The class is open to women wanting to learn more about nutrition and meal planning. Our pre-diabetes class is designed for women who are at risk for diabetes and want to learn about leading a healthy lifestyle.
Women’s support groups