At May Dugan, WE OFFER A FULL-SPECTRUM OF ADULT LEARNING OPTIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS including Test Preparation ( GED™, Civil Service, ASVAB, COMPASS™, TOEFL™ and Wonderlic™  tests ) College and Vocational entrance support, Adult and Financial Literacy, Employment support including job preparation skills, Personal Enrichment, and Homework support for parents.

Each year, MDC’s Community Education program welcomes 250 individuals of all skill levels and educational backgrounds. Our educators create individualized lesson plans with each student and work with them one-on-one in pursuance of their educational, vocational, and employment goals. Specializing in clients who have not found success in other programs, our trauma-informed classroom promotes healing, personal growth, and healthy reengagement with peers and professionals in a safe, predictable environment.

Our trauma-informed philosophy also provides holistic support for each individual in an inclusive, caring, and supportive environment.We foster development of self-confidence, interpersonal skills, and the ability to self-advocate. Clients enrich and improve their own lives and their interactions with family and the community.  In our program, students are able to remove barriers to their learning, pass standardized tests, find successful paths to college and training programs, build skills for self-sufficiency, like budgeting and financial planning, learn professional communication skills in order to gain sustainable and permanent employment.  Learn more about the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Trauma Informed-Care (TIC) practices we employ at May Dugan Center.

We draw from best practices in both the education and the mental health fields. Each instructor receives 16 hours of professional development in mental health and educational competencies. Every student is assessed using a best-practices curriculum and then reassessed regularly. Our graduates go on to attend Cuyahoga Community College, Lorain County Community College, Ohio Technical College and more!

Resources are available in the day and evening. Please call for information on classes, registration and other learning opportunities.

Community Education and Resource Center Staff

Sue Marasco, Ph. D, Director of Education

Brenda Williams, Teacher

Jessi Brown, Teacher

Robert Bivins, Teacher

We would like to thank the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction ServicesNAMIADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County, and The Literacy Cooperative for their continued support of this valuable community service.