Welcoming the Stranger Since 1981

English and Other Classes

The primary goal of this program is to offer immigrants English skills so they can improve their ability to advocate for themselves, enhance their education and employment opportunities, help them better provide for their families, pass the Citizenship Exam, and participate in the larger community.

Adult Education Classes

Catholic Charities Education & Workforce Ministry offers classes focused on the development of practical daily living skills as well as skills to help improve employment. Emphasis is placed on survival English competency and civics-based instruction in the four major skill areas: speaking, listening comprehension, reading, and writing. We offer six levels of instruction to accommodate all our students. Classes for workforce skills including ESOL for Childcare, Computer Literacy, and CompTIA ITF+. 

Click here for English Class dates, times, and locations.

Catholic Charities Education & Workforce Development prides itself in offering English as a Second Language (ESOL) to adults across the Diocese of Arlington. We offer six different levels both online & in-person across Northern Virginia.

Click here for Citizenship Preparation Class dates, times, and locations.

*We also proudly offer classes & tutoring for people who are interested or are in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen.

*We are not a Legal Immigration office and do not offer legal advice or services. The Citizenship Preparation program is for educational purposes only. 


Workforce Development

Catholic Charities provides Workforce Development courses to encourage personal growth. Below are the following classes.

English for Childcare

English for Childcare is a two-part online course designed to begin your path to Early Childhood Education. This is a great program for people who are interested in working in Early Childhood Education.

Computer Literacy

Computer Literacy is a two-part, in-person course using lessons and materials discussing basic computer & essential software skills. This course is only offered at Manassas.


Education & Workforce Development is currently offering CompTIA IT Fundamentals (ITF+). This is an online course that provides the basic IT knowledge and skills for the IT field. Whether you are a college student, someone in the middle of a career change, or anyone looking to enhance their basic technical skills, this program is an excellent way of learning the essentials of IT.

For more information, please call our office (571) 208-1572 or email us:

Office Hours

Monday- Thursday: 9a.m- 5p.m.
Friday: By appointments only
Saturday: Closed
  Sunday: Closed