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30 Organug Rd. • York, ME 03909 • 207 363 7922 • Fax: 207 363 0717

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York Welcomes Newest Citizen!



(Nanci Arruda proudly displays welcome sign at Citizenship Ceremony.)


Portland, ME – March 18:  In a ceremony welcoming 35 new American citizens, a York resident’s dream came true.  After 16 years of hard work and study,  surrounded by friends, Nanci Arruda became a United States citizen. 

Nanci’s family had lost their business and home in the Brazilian economic crisis of the late 1990s.  At the age of 53, she decided to start over in America.  On March 20, 2000, Nanci arrived in the US.  “In three days, I was already working the late night shift at a factory in Lowell, MA,” Nanci stated proudly.   Nanci has worked hard to provide for herself here in the US and to send money to her struggling family in Brazil. 

In 2003, Nanci moved to York, Maine.  With very little English language skills, Nanci continued working, now two jobs, but recognized she needed to study English and wanted to become a citizen.  Nanci studied at York Adult Education, off and on since 2007, learning English and practicing for the citizenship test.  This past August, Nanci applied for citizenship.  Working one-on-one with a tutor at York Adult Education, Nanci was confident going into the test and interview.  “I am so thankful for Lisa and Marie who helped me with the big application form and studying to pass the test.  My family in Brazil is so proud of me,” said Nanci with a big smile, beaming with pride.  And York’s newest citizen has everything to be proud of.  Congratulations, Nanci!



(Nanci Arruda and Lisa Robertson at York Adult and Community Education excited about Nanci’s citizenship certificate.)



Posted by Lisa Robertson  on March 23, 2016 | Read more in: News

We Want You!

York Adult Education is looking for teachers. Do you have a special skill, talent, or interest that you would like to share with others? Such as gardening, cooking, technology, or crafts.

If you are interested please e-mail Lynn Sheehan at to request a course proposal form.

Some requests we have had for classes are:

Knife skills in the kitchen
Chair caning
Local history
Cooking classes
Lampshade piercing
Line dancing/Country & Western
Hands-on Social Media

If you have experience with any of these topics, please don't hesitate to contact us!


Posted by Andrea Winslow  on November 4, 2015 | Read more in: News

YACE supports the Yorks... the Yorks support YACE

To read the article as a PDF, click here: YACE_Sponsor_Letter_.pdf 


Posted by Lisa Robertson  on September 16, 2015

Online Career Training

York Adult Education offers over 200 Career Certifications all from the convenience of your own computer! Individual courses to explore careers in areas such as:

Explore a Career as a Pharmacy Technician
Master the skills that will prepare you for an entry-level position as a pharmacy tech or clerk, and discover the steps you can take to become a Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPhT).

Explore a Career as a Paralegal
Find out if a paralegal career is the perfect choice for you, as you explore the fundamentals of U.S. law and legal terminology.

Explore a Career as an Administrative Medical Assistant
Learn all about the in-demand career of medical information management as you explore the job of an administrative medical assistant (AMA) in a doctor’s office—from appointment scheduling and chart creation to medical billing and coding.

Individual Excellence
Master twelve career-enhancing skills including goal setting, time management, personal organization, and creativity.

The Craft of Magazine Writing
If you’re a determined new writer, this class will provide you with the skills you need to get published.

How to Get Started in Game Development
Take steps toward a new career in game development by building a foundation to design games in a wide variety of genres for different audiences and platforms.

Introduction to Interior Design
Explore a career in interior design as you learn how to transform any room into a beautiful and functional space.

Certificate in End of Life Care
(18 contact hours) The Certificate in End-of-Life Care will enhance the knowledge and skills of health care professionals and individuals who work with or care for those experiencing a terminal illness.

Examples of career certifications:

  • Certified Bookkeeper
  • Certified Wedding Planner
  • Entrepreneurship: Start-up and Business Owner Management
  • Microsoft Excel 2013 Certification Training
  • Certified Residential Interior Designer
  • Administrative Dental Assistant
  • Veterinary Assistant
  • Video Game Design and Development
  • Web Design Professional

Go to for a
complete list and more information.


Posted by Andrea Winslow  on August 24, 2015 | Read more in: Events

Need a copy of your transcript?

If you need a copy of your HiSET or G.E.D. transcript please visit Transcripts or diplomas can be requested on the Diploma Sender website. Once you are on the website you will be able to set up an account and request "official" transcripts that can be sent to you or to a college. If you would like a copy of your transcript please call us at 207.363.7922 or stop by our office.


Posted by Andrea Winslow  on April 30, 2015 | Read more in: News


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