On Campus

Academic Advancement Center offers services to help low-income, first-generation college students, foster youth, and students with disabilities stay in college until they earn their baccalaureate degrees.

Address: 117 Gibbons Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-8100
Phone: (970) 491-6129
Website: http://aac.colostate.edu/home

Community Literacy Center provides alternative literacy opportunities to educate and empower under served populations (e.g. incarcerated juveniles and adults, as well as adult learners)

Address: 346 Eddy Hall Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 491-7251
Website: http://literacy.colostate.edu/

Employee Study Privilege Program Most CSU employees are eligible to take up to nine free credits per year. Visit their website for eligibility criteria and more information about this benefit.

Address: 555 S. Howes St.
Fort Collins, CO 80523–6004
Phone: (970) 491-6947
Website: https://registrar.colostate.edu/employee-study-privilege/

Larimer County Extension provides educational opportunities in areas such us financial education, yard and gardening, food safety, preparation and preservation, family leadership, and agriculture and natural resources.

Address: 1525 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2004
Phone: (970) 498-6025
Website: https://larimer.extension.colostate.edu/

Professional Development Institute (PDI) offers CSU faculty members, state classified personnel, administrative professionals, and graduate students an opportunity to explore a wide range of topics designed to enhance their professional growth and personal enrichment.

Address: TILT Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1052
Phone: (970) 491-3132
Website: http://tilt.colostate.edu/proDev/

Talent Development provides training opportunities (e.g. communication, leadership, stress management, campus safety, and more) for all CSU employees.

Address: General Services Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-6006
Phone: (970) 491-1376
Website: https://training.colostate.edu/

Writing Center provides writing support to students, faculty, staff and community members in a variety of disciplines and for a variety of audiences.

Address: Eddy Hall Building and Morgan Library
Fort Collins, CO 80523
Phone: (970) 491-0222
Website: https://writingcenter.colostate.edu/

In the Community

Center for Adult Learning provides classes for adult learners such as GED, English as a Second Language (ESL), or continuing education.

Website: https://www.frontrange.edu/programs-and-courses/esl

The Family Center – La Familia provides classes for adult learners such as English as a Second Language (ESL), computer classes, parenting classes, citizenship classes, and more.

Address: 309 Hickory St. #5
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 416-7448
Website: http://thefamilycenterfc.org

Front Range Community College offers a variety of associates degrees, and certificates as well as vocational programs.

Address: 4616 S. Shields St.
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 204-8332
Website: https://www.frontrange.edu

Foothills Childbirth Education Association holds regularly scheduled classes for pregnancy, labor, siblings, postpartum adjustment, teen mothers, and special needs tutoring. Grants available for low income participants.

Address: PO Box 1439
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 225-6477
Website: http://www.foothillschildbirth.org

Green Path provides educational programs such as financial counseling, debt management programs, housing counseling, bankruptcy counseling, and in-person as well as online financial workshops to help you manage your money.

Address: 424 Pine St. #202
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: 1 (800) 747-2898
Website: http://www.greenpath.com/

The Matthews House has two community life centers in Fort Collins. They provide classes for adult learners such as English as a Second Language (ESL), basic education classes in Spanish, GED preparation, as well as recreation classes like Zumba, Latin Rhythms, and Crossfit.

Address: Community Life Center at Fullana
220 N. Grant Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Address: Community Life Center at Genesis Project
Address: 400 S. Link Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 449-5191
Website: https://www.thematthewshouse.org/

Parenting Fort Collins provides parenting classes throughout the year, using Positive Discipline as part of their approach.


Project Self-Sufficiency provides education and career support to single parents in Northern Colorado.

Address: 2001 S. Shields St., D-203
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 407-0305
Website: https://bringthepower.org/

Safe Kids of Larimer County provides information on how to keep your kids safe from accidental injury. They also provide 1 hour car seat classes where you can receive a car seat appropriate for the age and weight of your child for a $30 donation. Se habla español.

Address: 1024 Lemay Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 495-7508
Website: https://sklarimer.org/

Salvation Army offer computer classes for free.

Address: 3901 S. Mason St.
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Phone: (970) 207-4472

Website: https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/plugins/gdosCenterSearch?query=80525&mode=query_3&limit=40

The Growing Project offers classes and workshops in topics related to food production and gardening.

Address: Hope Farms – 1601 N. Shields St.
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Phone: (970) 587-3827
Website: http://www.thegrowingproject.org/

UC Community Health provides an array of classes, workshops and programs to keep Northern Colorado families healthy. Some of the classes offered are chronic disease self-management, living well, childbirth education, healthy kids and teen run series, bright by three and more.

Phone: (970) 495-7000
Website: https://www.uchealth.org/Pages/Services/Community-Health.aspx

Health District – Advance Care Planning, supports individuals in completing advance care plans, such as end of life wishes and medical care options, ensuring medical directives when needed.

Address: 425 W Mulberry St. #110
Fort Collins, CO. 80521
Phone: (970) 482-1909
Website: https://www.larimeradvancecare.org/about

SOCI’s Advance Care Planning Initiative, provides advance care planning to people in Larimer and Weld County. It is free and they can guide you and offer one-on-one support in completing advance health care directives to anyone 18 and older.

Phone: ( 970) 449-6840
Website: http://www.co-soci.org/

For Children

Early Childhood – Poudre School District The early childhood program offers quality preschool program for children ages 3 to 5. They have several locations throughout Fort Collins.

Website: https://www.psdschools.org/programs-services/early-childhood-education

The Family Center – La Familia has several education programs for children – from infants to youth.

Address: 309 Hickory St. #5
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 416-7448
Website: https://thefamilycenterfc.org/

The Matthews House has two community life centers in Fort Collins. The have a program called Homework Helpers, where kids can study, work on school assignments, and receive one-on-one tutoring after school.

Address: Community Life Center at Fullana
220 N. Grant Ave.
Fort Collins, CO 80521

Address: Community Life Center at Genesis Project
400 S. Link Lane
Fort Collins, CO 80524
Phone: (970) 449-5191
Website: http://thematthewshouse.org/directory/

Bright by Three, offer parents and caregivers a three-step program to make sure their little ones get the best start at life. (materials as well as educational services provided). Their main office is in Denver but they have personnel across the state.

Phone: (303) 433-6200
Text to: Bright – 444999
Website: https://www.uchealth.org/services/community-health/bright-by-three/

For Veterans and Individuals with Special Needs

Center for Community Partnership provides individualized, consultative, and educational services to veterans with service related injuries and individuals with disabilities.

Address: 320 Occupational Therapy Building
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1573
Phone: (970) 491-5390
Website: https://www.chhs.colostate.edu/ccp/