Adult Education

SoBRO has been dedicated to providing exceptional educational programs to different segments of the South Bronx adult population for over two decades. We have become a trusted institution in our community and the second address for thousands of residents: more than a thousand individuals come through our doors every year to take advantage of our English language, Civics, and basic education classes.

ESOL & Civics Education
Our ESOL program puts learning into the context of everyday activities, such as opening a bank account, obtaining a driver’s license and drafting a resume. We also help new immigrants prepare for their U.S. Citizenship Exam by familiarizing them with American history and the principles of U.S. government.

Adult Basic Education & GED Preparation
SoBRO offers a range of basic education courses, including beginner literacy classes for students transitioning from our English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) instruction or for those functioning at very low literacy levels. Once students have completed our basic education program, those without high school diplomas are encouraged to enroll in GED preparation courses. For clients who decide to pursue higher education, we also provide college application assistance and resources.

Computer Literacy
Computer training and resources are available to all program participants to help them better prepare for quality employment. Many of our course projects and assignments involve utilizing the Internet and Microsoft Office software.

Spanish Classes
Free Conversational Spanish Classes (discontinued until further notice).

To be added to the waiting list, please visit SoBRO Headquarters on Mondays (10:00 am) to take a placement test. 


SoBRO’s mission is to enhance the quality of life in the South Bronx by strengthening businesses and creating innovative economic, housing, educational, and career development programs for youth and adults.

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SoBRO is a registered 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization. All donations are tax deductible in full or in part.

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Contact Us

  • 718-292-3113

Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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SoBRO is an equal opportunity employer/program.