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/

Confucius Institute at CSU provides language courses and cultural education of China. Faculty, staff, and their families can learn Chinese through discounted weekly 90-minute classes.

Address: 1413 S. College Ave.

Fort Collins, CO 80523

Phone: (970) 492-4020

Website: http://cicsu.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: http://www.hrs.colostate.edu/benefits/study-privilege.html

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:  http://www.colostate.edu/Depts/CoopExt/LARIMER/contact.shtml

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/

Training and Organizational 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:  http://www.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:  http://writingcenter.colostate.edu/services/

In the Community

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

Address: 1501 Academy Court

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: (970) 204-8181

Website:  www.frontrange.edu

Education and Life Training Center provides affordable classes and personalized support services to help local residents reach their career goals/educational needs. Classes are offered on a sliding scale fee, based on household income.

Address: 401 Linden St.

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone:  (970) 482-4357

Website: http://eltcenter.org/

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/

Make Change NOCO provides financial education to help individuals and families learn effective money management skills such as money matters, how to create an spending plan, and how to identify spending leaks.

Phone:  Fort Collins (970) 407-0305

Loveland (970) 599-1794

Website:  http://www.makechangenoco.com/about-us/

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:  http://thematthewshouse.org/directory/

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:  http://www.ps-s.org/Pages/EducationCareerSupport.php

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

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/department/early-childhood

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:  http://thefamilycenterfc.org

The Jacob Center provides youth coaching classes as well as drug and alcohol prevention classes for teens.

Address: 729 Remington St.

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: (970) 484-8427

Website:  http://www.jacobcenter.org/youth-and-family-coaching/

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: http://brightbythree.org/program/

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:  http://www.ccp.chhs.colostate.edu/

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation offers vocational evaluation, training, counseling and job placement for people with disabilities.

Address: 2850 McClelland Dr. #2000

Fort Collins, CO 80524

Phone: (970) 223-9823

Website:  http://www.dvrcolorado.com/index.php