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Housing Authority of the City of Erie
Housing Authority of the City of Erie

Education and Training

The Learning Center at the John E. Horan Garden Apartments

730 Tacoma Road. Phone: 454-1266

On-site educational programs staffed by the Multicultural Community Resource Center. Programs include GED, English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education, computer instruction, job placement, and college preparation programs. The Center has 15 Internet accessible computers for use by residents.


Quality of Life Learning Center

2046 E. 19th Street. Phone: 899-3904.

E.F. Smith Learning Center

The Authority partners with the Urban Erie Community Development Corporation and the NorthWest Tri-County Intermediate Center to provide on-site education and employment programs at two sites. Educational programs include GED, English as a Second Language, Adult Basic Education and computer training. Employment classes include career assessment, interview techniques, training referrals and job placement.


Earth Action

John E. Horan Garden Apartments and Erie Heights, through the YMCA Kids’ Clubs.

The Authority has partnered with the Lake Erie-Allegheny Earth Action to offer an innovative community action and problem solving experience, after school, for youths. Earth Action allows youths to become involved in identifying and solving local environmental problems. The Earth Action programs provide children with hands-on opportunities to learn about their environment. For more information on meetings, and scheduling contact Sister Pat Lupo at 835-8069 (plupo@lea.earthforce.org), or the YMCA at 456-6558. The YMCA, through the YMCA Kids’ Clubs, schedules and promotes the Lake Erie-Allegheny Earth Action Program.