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Adult Education Had a Phenomenal Year!

The Gray House Adult Education (AE) students impressed not only the staff but also themselves with the closing of the first academic year of our restructured program in June. 44 students of the 86 enrolled took a post-test following a 12-week session. 75% of the students improved 50% or more. The average change was +7.18 […]

The Gray House is Hiring!

The Gray House is seeking two part-time employees for the 2019-2020 academic year, with the opportunity to extend beyond that time period. The Adult Education program is advertising for an Adult Education ESOL Instructor. The position, which includes teaching and planning time is up to 30-hours/week with benefits available and has two locations: The Gray House […]

Urban Potential to Have Summer ESOL Classes!

Urban Potential at Trinity Church in Forest Park will have a four-week intensive session of Mixed Beginner and Literacy ESOL classes this summer from July 16 to August 8. Classes are on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays only, with the Literacy level from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, and the Mixed Beginner level from 2:45 to 4:45 […]

Site Improvements at The Gray House

Less than 15 years ago, a derelict house–not unlike the “gray house” prior to 1984–sat on the lot next to 22 Sheldon Street. Today, the property is owned by The Gray House and was recently redesigned thanks to funding from the City of Springfield’s Community Development Block Grant in the amount of $25,000, along with contributions […]

Urban Potential Session One a Success!

On Thursday, May 16, Urban Potential at Trinity Church completed its first session of Adult ESOL classes with a multicultural celebration of achievement. And there was much to be celebrated! Of the 11 students enrolled, six post-tested. Each of those students improved, and five were promoted one level or more. 50% of students improved greater […]

Skills Seminar Series Launched

On Fridays during May and June, The Gray House Adult Education Program has scheduled its Skills Seminar Series. The series is devoted to literacy skills in finance, law, health, computing and nutrition. At these seminars, presenters from several community service agencies will acquaint participants with the services they offer, answer participant questions, and provide referrals […]

Adult Education Students Continue to Impress

The learning gains from Session 1 were phenomenal. Session 2 results showed that The Gray House Adult Education (AE) students continue to shine. With the close of session 2, 27 of our AE students were re-evaluated. Two of those learners had advanced beyond what The Gray House offers and were referred to other community programs with […]

448 Spring Baskets Donated by Baystate Nurses

On Friday, April 12th, The Gray House received a delivery of 448 Spring baskets that were put together and donated by nurses from Baystate Health. We reached out to our friends from Center for Human Development, Partners for Community and Open Pantry to help us distribute these to children in the community. “Our agencies are […]


Adult Education

The Adult Education Program provides English for Speakers of other Languages (ESOL) and basic literacy education to adult learners.

Kids’ Club

The Kids’ Club is an After School and Summer Program serving children in grades 2 to 5.
Food at the Market at Gray House

The Market

The Market at Gray House serves as a source of groceries for those in need.