Adult Education & Training

Classes are temporarily suspended but enrollment for future classes is open!
Call Us Monday to Friday, 9a.m. to 1p.m. at (973) 685-0005

The GBCA Education and Training Center offers prep and testing leading to a variety of skills and knowledge to lower-income, older, and foreign-born individuals, which will help them achieve greater success in the job market and support their desire for a better future. Other programs offered are Citizenship Prep, English as a Second Language Classes and out of school youth High School Equivalency program.

English as a Second Language (ESL)
Whether you are new to the USA and speak little or no English, or have been here for years and want to improve your English skills, our ESL Specialists will help you speak, read, and understand written and spoken English, and feel more comfortable communicating anywhere in the United States.
High School Equivalency
Did you leave high school before earning your diploma and are you now looking to take your High School Equivalency exam? The High School Equivalency (HSE) program can help prepare you for the exam that can move you beyond entry-level careers and salaries, and increase your success the rest of your life.
New Americans
From immigration to integration: with a focus on American civics and culture, the New Americans program helps ease the transition of immigrants to the USA, and aims to help them fully embrace their new life here.
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Anyone working in the food service industry can elevate their value to an employer, be a more attractive job candidate--and might even earn a higher salary--when ServSafe-certified.
Weatherization Training
Weatherization helps home owners, small businesses and other organizations reduce energy costs and keep their occupants healthy and comfortable, by making their facilities “energy-efficient.”
ESL & Citizenship Program
Greater Bergen Community Action’s 10-week English as a Second Language (ESL)
and Citizenship Program assists immigrants who are eligible for US citizenship by
providing FREE English language classes and legal assistance to help students complete
the Application for Naturalization so they may fully transition into life as an American citizen.
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541 Midland Ave., Garfield, NJ 07026

263 Lafayette Ave, Cliffside Park, NJ 07010

Greater Bergen Community Action

A Better Future through Learning

Greater Bergen Community Action

Greater Bergen Community Action is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit Community Action Agency. Established in 1967, Greater Bergen is part of a nationwide network of poverty-fighting enterprises which were established as part of the nation’s effort to address the intractable and persistent problem of poverty in America.


Contact Us

GBCA Headquarters
392 Main Street
Hackensack, NJ 07601


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Registered 501(c)(3). EIN: 22-1818014