Adult Education and GED Preparation Programs:



Address/Phone Number:


Accessing Services:

Benton Franklin Community Action Connections

  • Adult literacy program
  • GED preparation

720 W Court St (upstairs)
Pasco, WA 99301
(509)545-4042 ext 207

M 8-11:30AM, 1-4:30PM.

Attend orientation on Monday, 11AM-12PM

Columbia Basin College Support Programs

  • GED preparation and testing
  • Adult education
  • Tutoring
  • Disability services

2600 N. 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 547-0511

Call to find out more information

Depends on service, for more information, see the CBC Student Support Servicesfolder

Family Self-Sufficiency Center

  • GED preparation
  • Education
  • Training
  • Job referrals
  • Resume writing
  • Computer and interviewing skills
  • Free internet access for job searching
  • Free copying and faxing of employment applications

1217 Thayer Drive
Richland, WA
(509) 943-6355

Monday/Thursday 8AM-5PM, Friday 8AM-Noon

OIC of Washington

  • GED preparation

2211 West Court St, Suite E
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 545-0484


Youth between the ages of 16-21

Work First Family Literacy

  • Year round classes
  • Basic Education
  • GED preparation

CBC Campus
2600 N. 20th
Pasco, WA 99301


DSHS referral, TANF recipient only, free to qualifying clients

ESL Classes:



Address/Phone Number:


Accessing Services:

Washington State University

  • Pathway to Literacy Program
  • Typing, English classes, primary and secondary education

2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA, 99354

Primary, secondary, typing M-W, 6:30-8:30PM. ESL lessons M-F, 9AM-5PM. 

Call to find out more information. Primary, secondary and typing lessons are free of charge. ESL lessons are $25.00 for 3 months. For information in Spanish, see Pathways to Literacy brochure

Columbia Basin College

  • ESL Classes

2600 N 20th
Pasco, WA 99301

Vary based on schedule

Classes are $25/quarter. Fee waivers for some individuals. Classes are held both at the Pasco campus as well as on off-site locations.

West Side Church

  • ESL Classes
  • Citizenship classes

615 Wright Ave
Richland, WA 99352
(509) 946-4656

Tuesday’s 6:30-8:30, following the Richland School District Calendar

Classes are free and childcare is provided for children ages preschool-elementary free of charge.

Childhood Literacy:



Contact Info:


Accessing Services:

Mid-Columbia Reading Foundation

  • READY! For Kindergarten
  • Team Read Tutoring
  • Reading Van
  • Summer Reading Program

201 S. Garfield S, Rm. 13
Kennewick, WA 99336
509-222-READ (7323)

M-F 8am-4pm

READY! For Kindergarten and Team Read tutoring available for students of Kennewick School District. Call for more information on the rest of the services

Mid-Columbia and Richland Libraries

  • Library Cards
  • Story times
  • Access to computers
  • Community events

For a full list of locations and hours see Libraries of the Tri-Cities locations

*See contact info

*see contact info

Teen Literacy:



Contact Info:


Accessing Services:

Bobbie Littrell Teen Center

  • After school drop-in center

333 W. Court Street
Pasco, WA 99301

M-F 2:30-7pm, and 1-5pm on no school days

Serves grades 6-12

Tutoring Programs:



Contact Information:

Accessing Services:

Sol Tutoring

  • Bi-Lingual tutoring services for K-12th grade
  • Tutoring for college students
  • GED services
  • Individual Tutoring

117 South Third Avenue
Pasco, WA 99301

M-F 9am-5:30pm
Sat 9am-2:30pm

For private tutoring fill out Sol tutoring referral

CBC Upward Bound

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Advising
  • College Visitations
  • Pre-College Workshops
  • Community Service

2600 N. 20th Ave
Pasco, WA 99301
(509) 542-4384

For more information, including a Spanish version, see the Upward Bound requirements and information.

WSU Gear Up

  • Tutoring Services
  • Educational classes

2710 Crimson Way
Richland, WA 99354
(509) 372-7298

For more information on accessing services, see the WSU Gear-Up Tool

Kennewick School District Team Read

  • Reading tutoring during normal school hours
  • Available at these Elementary Schools:
    • Amistad
    • Southgate
    • Sunset View
    • Vista
    • Edison
    • Eastgate
    • Hawthorne

201 S. Garfield St, Room 13
Kennewick, WA 99336
(509) 222-7324

Students are picked by their teachers to be a part of the program. Students with behavioral problems are not eligible.

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