Repairers of the Breach offers a literacy program for adult basic education (ABE). One-on-one ABE training is available to our members on a walk-in basis every Monday and Wednesday from 9AM-12PM.
Several learners have made significant advances. One learner obtained his U.S. citizenship after preparing with us; another has applied for citizenship and should complete the process within 3-6 months. One learner is ready to participate in the 5.09 alternative GED program, and five learners have advanced one or more grade levels in the math and reading curriculum.
Tutoring in reading, writing, and math is offered in two-room suite on the third floor of our center. This important area is dedicated to the memory of a man who wanted to make a lasting impact on homeless men and women through improved literacy. The Jim Heidenreich Learning Center consists of a classroom and attached library for studying and general reading.
The classroom build-out was fully funded by the Harley-Davidson Foundation, and Gesu Parish contributed funds toward the library build-out. The 16-Inch Society slow pitch softball league donated additional funds to provide a naming opportunity in memory of the late Jim Heidenreich. Funds to purchase classroom furnishings were donated by the Coldwell Banker Charitable Foundation, and funds to purchase library furnishings were donated by the young adults of St. Matthias Parish.