Centro de Recursos Educativos para Adultos (CREA) is a Spanish Adult Basic Education, ESL, TASC/GED and Computer program in NYC that uses the life skills teaching model to assist students in becoming pro-active and knowledgeable participants in their community. Additionally we stimulate self awareness and dignity through culturally competent leadership workshops, information and referral services to immigrants.


Raise, through education, the socio-economic well being of the Hispanic immigrant community in New York. Empowerment, accompaning learning, increases access to opportunity and community participation.


  • To offer Spanish-speaking people the opportunity to begin/and or finish their education in their own language and provide them, once they reach the academic proficiency in Elementary and Middle School, with a certificate offered by the Public Education Secretary (SEP in Spanish).

  • To provide students with the opportunity to learn to read and write in a highly flexible and self paced format so they can access better jobs and reach their fullest potential. Students improve their Spanish and make English learning easier (ESL) and improve education levels in the Mexican and Latin community.

  • To prepare parents with limited or no education to help and encourage their children with specific hands-on assistance with homework and other academic tasks when they start school. Children, in return, begin to show more respect for their parents.

  • To encourage participants to continue or improve their education attainment of TASC/GED, or start their own business.

  • To connect Latino immigrants to information and educational resources that enables them to succeed economically and to fully participate in the life of their community