Education

Adult Education & Literacy (GED)
Southeastern Community College

1500 Agency Street, Room 513 
West Burlington, IA 52655 
Tuesday & Thursday 5 pm - 8 p

319-208-5314 Brenda Kempker
or
The Workforce Center 
1000 N. Roosevelt Avenue 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday - Friday 9-12 a.m. and 12:30-3 p.m.
319-208-5314 Brenda Kempker
Offers Learning opportunities for adults to develop the skills necessary for employment, training or post secondary education or to earn a high school equivalency diploma. Students are assessed and services are provided based on their needs and goals. Instruction is provided at no cost to students.

Birthright 
319-753-2702 
Lisa Jennison
1113 S. Main Street 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday - Thursday 11:30 am - 4:30 pm Friday, 9 am - 1pm 
Saturday 11:30 - 3:30 pm 
24-Hour Hotline: 800-550-4900
Offers confidential help to those who wish an alternative solution to abortion. 
Provide pregnancy counseling. Free and confidential

Community Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program (CAPP)
Eyes Open Iowa
515-276-6788
4000 Westown Parkway, Suite 204
West Des Moines, IA 50266
CAPP Grant Program is a provision for community-based grantees to implement an evidence-based pregnancy prevention curriculum within a middle or high school or a youth servicing organization. The coalitions collaborate with schools, churches, businesses, youth and their families to provide medically accurate and age appropriate programming which is comprehensive and promotes sexual health and responsible decision making.

Des Moines County Conservation 
319-753-8260 
FAX: 319-752-5737 
13700 Washington Road, 
West Burlington, IA 52655 
Monday - Friday 7 am - 3:30 pm  
Office is closed 11 am to 12 pm for lunch. 
Closed Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays. 
Camping • Environmental Education • Fishing • Hunting • Nature • Parks• Planting Services • Shooting Ranges • Youth Summer Camps • Witte Observatory • Much more! 
Parks include: Big Hollow Recreation Area, Chautauqua Park, 4th Pumping Plant Recreation Area, Hickory Bend, Hunt Woods, Luckenbill Woods, Starr's Cave Park & Preserve, Waters Park, Welter Recreation Area (Skunk river Access).
Des Moines County Conservation is dedicated to the sustainability of natural resources throught the land stewardship, conservation education and by providing quality outdoor recreation opportunities. Please see website for further detailed information.

Early Childhood Iowa Area DHLW (Des Moines, Henry, Louisa, and Washington Counties)
Tasha Beghtol
319-461-1369
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm 
This organization receives state and federal programs to promote and implement early childhood services to families up through age five. The funds are allocated to community providers of services through the Grant process. Programs funded include Quality Child Care/Preschool programs; Family Support Services programs; dental programs. Funds received by the ECIA Board are given out to community providers through a grant process. Each program funded have their own acceptance and admission criteria.  

Great Prairie Area Education Agency 
319-753-6561 or 1-800-382-8970 ext. 1232 
3601 West Avenue 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm 
comments@gpaea.k12.ia.us
Staff members provide quality leadership and services, through partnerships that support efforts to improve the achievement of every learner. AEA provides curriculum development and integration, consultative services for math, reading & science professional development & learning, environmental education,  in-service assistance, media/library services, print/production assessment services, technology support & service, research, planning, development and evaluation, school-community planning, student activities. Special education staff members provide services for individuals from birth to age 21 which allow them to become active participants in their own environment. This is accomplished through the following services: speech and language, hearing/audiology services, social work, early childhood/ at risk, special education consultation, transition services, visually impaired, autism resource, assistive technology, occupational, and physical therapy. 
Follow GPAEA on Twitter: http://twitter.com/gpaea 
Like GPAEA on Facebook: www.facebook.com.gpaea

Head Start  & Early Head Start Programs
Community Action of Southeast Iowa
319-753-0193 
2850 Mt. Pleasant Street, Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday-Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm 
Offers Early Head Start and Head Start. Covers ages birth to 5 years at no cost. Applications are filled out in the spring.

Iowa State University Cooperative Extension 
319-394-9433 
FAX: 319-394-9435 
102 West Main Street 
Mediapolis, IA 52637 
psteiner@iastate.edu 
This organization provides educational programs to youth, adults, parents, and volunteer leaders. 
Serving Des Moines, Henry, Jefferson, Lee, Louisa & Van Buren counties

Job Corps 
319-753-6499 
1000 N. Roosevelt Avenue 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday - Friday 8 am - 4:30 pm 
Free residential education and training program. Offers youth: learn a trade, get GED or high school diploma, and help getting a job.

The Nest of Des Moines County 
319-753-3150 
214 N. 4th Street Suite 3-C 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday 10 am - 6 pm in Burlington 
Thursday 2 pm - 8 pm in Danville and Mediapolis (alternating quarterly) 
The Nest of Des Moines County is a Parent Education Program for prenatal and parents (male or female). Nest participants must be pregnant or have a child 5 years old or younger. They are are encouraged to bring a support person with them to the Nest Classes. Those enrolled in the Nest Family Support Program receive points for attending Nest classes; which are then redeemed for "New Store Incentive Items" at the Nest in Burlington. All must call, the Burlington Nest, to make an appointment to register.

Planned Parenthood 
319-753-6209 or 1-877-811-7526 
620 N. 8th Street 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday 10:30 am - 6:30 pm Tuesday 8 am - 12 noon Wednesday 12 noon - 5 pm Thursday 2 pm - 6 pm Friday 8:30 am - 5 pm 3rd Saturday each month: 9 am - 1 pm 
Provides medically accurate, age-appropriate education and professional trainings in the communities within Southeast Iowa. They have a resource library containing videos, brochures, fliers, and pamphlets, and books is available. PPSI also has teaching tools such as birth control kits, Baby Think It Over, and the empathy belly.

Southeast Iowa Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Coalition 
319-753-6209 ext.119 or 1-877-811-7526 
620 N. 8th Street 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday, 10:30 am - 6:30 pm Tuesday, 8 am - 12 noon Wednesday, 12 pm - 5 pm Thursday, 2 pm - 6 pm Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm 3rd Saturday each month, 9 am- 1 pm 
Advocates for and offers support for comprehensive sexuality education in Des Moines County. Provides community and school-based programming or assistance with programs specific to comprehensive sexuality education.
 
Burlington Community Schools 
319-753-6791 or 319-753-2211 
1429 West Avenue 
Burlington, IA 52601

Danville Community Schools 
319-392-4221 
419 S. Main Street 
Danville, IA 52623

Great River Christian School 
319-753-2255 
426 Harrison Avenue 
Burlington, IA 52601

Mediapolis Community Schools 
319-394-3101 or 319-394-3237 
725 N. Northfield Street 
Mediapolis, IA 52637

Notre Dame Schools 
319-752-3776 
700 S. Roosevelt 
Burlington, IA 52601

West Burlington Independent Schools 
319-752-9380 or 319-752-8747 
211 Ramsey Street 
West Burlington, IA 52655

Southeastern Community College 
319-752-2731 or 1-866-722-4692 
1500 West Agency Road 
West Burlington, IA 52655
or SCC Keokuk Campus
319-524-3321 or 1-866-722-4692 
335 Messenger Road 
Keokuk, IA 52632