Education / Employment Resources


ADULT EDUCATION CENTER                                                                                                                          (806) 281-5750

1601 24th Street, Lubbock, TX 79411

BUCKNER CHILDREN & FAMILY SERVICES - (MY FATHER’S HOUSE)                                                   (806) 799-0990

129 Brentwood Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79416

Education facility for single mothers with children enrolled in school; not a shelter

EARLY LEARNING CENTERS OF LUBBOCK                                                                                                  (806) 765-9981

1639 Main Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

Visit website:

Hours of operation: Monday thru Friday, 6:30 am to 6:00 pm

Description: Provides quality, educational childcare at an affordable price

Services: Provides quality childcare at an affordable price.

Breakfast lunch and snack, baby food and formula are provided at no additional cost.

Application process: An appointment is required to apply

Eligibility: Children ages birth to school age

Documents required: Proof of income, shot records, well check

Fees: Sliding Scale based on income

Five Lubbock Early Learning Centers:

Carver ELC           Guadalupe ELC    Vanda ELC            Talkington ELC   New Directions ELC (LISD Teen Moms)

2509 Elm               101 Avenue K       1301 Vanda         2714 Erskine        417 Akron

806-744-6726      806-763-3777      806-765-0110      806-763-0535     806-765-9126

GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF LUBBOCK                                                                                                       (806) 744-8419

715 28th Street, Lubbock, TX 79404

Three Divisions of Service: Job Placement, In House Goodwill, Temporary Services

GROWING RECRUITS FOR URBAN BUSINESS (GRUB) SPFB affiliate                                                  (806) 763-3003

2201 16th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

Learn life skills and job skills; any teen welcome, but focus on low-income and at-risk teens;

meet at farm during school year; and paid summer program for students who participated during

school year.

HOPE COMMUNITY OF SHALOM                                                                                                                 (806) 762-0829

2005 Avenue T, Lubbock, TX 79411

Visit website for information and many other programs/ministries:

*Call for appointment: Monday thru Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FREE Computer based training:

  • GED Preparation
  • English as a Second Language
  • Basic Literacy

INSTITUTE FOR CREATIVE LEARNERS                                                                                                         (806) 559-1259

Physical Address: 1614 Avenue M, Lubbock, TX 79401

Mailing Address: PO Box 2507, Lubbock, TX 79408

Visit website for more information:

Monday thru Friday, 8:30 am - 6:00 pm; Afterschool program, 3:45 pm - 6:00 pm

Mission is to help students reach their full potential. Through art, science, technology

and direct instruction, students develop a confidence within themselves and a love of learning.

Programs offer a unique opportunity for students with learning differences.

Call or Check website for sliding scale fee chart.

  • Afterschool Program:
    • Monday – Thursday 3:45- 6:00
    • 30 min Enrichment (Art or Hands on Science)
    • Homework help
    • Pre-Flight reading program
    • Dyslexia Therapy: Take Flight
    • Pay on a Sliding Scale
    • One Day a Week Program: $175
    • Beginning Reading Program:
      • Students who are 4 to 5 years old
      • Monday – Thursday, 2:30-3:30.
    • Tutoring :
      • After school tutoring program is for all ages
      • One-on-one tutoring for $35 per hour.
    • Dyslexia Testing:
      • Free screening to determine if a full assessment is needed.
      • Full Assessment determines identification. $350 per assessment
      • $95 if child is Medicaid eligible
    • Imagination Station:
      • Rockets
      • Check website for date and time
    • Summer Camps: Call or Check website for cost, date and time
      • Monday – Friday, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

LEARN Educational Opportunity Center                                                                                                   (806) 763-4256

2161 50th Street, Suite 105, Lubbock, TX 79412

Contact person for questions: Lee Ann Clark

Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm;

Free educational services to apply for GED or college and training programs,

including assistance with admissions, testing, financial aid, career searches,

financial and economic literacy, & referrals to additional community resources

such as child care and transportation.

LITERACY LUBBOCK (this is the new name)                                                                                               (806) 775-3636

1306 9th Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

Adult Literacy, Basic Education, Dyslexia screening, Susan Barton Program,

 GED & ESL classes with 1 to 1 tutoring offerred, various entry college exams, etc.

No Charges

LUBBOCK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT – SPECIAL SERVICES                                                     (806) 766-1214

1628 19TH Street, Lubbock, TX 79401

SOUTH PLAINS COMMUNITY ACTION ASSOCIATION, INC. (SPCAA)                                                                (806) 762-8815

411 Austin; PO Box 610, Levelland, TX 79336 (800) 658-9632

Early Head Start and Head Start Programs (806) 894-2207

Early Head Start Program is available to pregnant women and children birth to 3 years old.

Early Head Start Program is available in Terry County (Home Based Program),

Garza County (Home Based Program), and Hale County- Plainview (Center Based).

Head Start Program is available for children who are 3 or 4 years old by September 1st.

Head Start Program is available in Brownfield, Crosbyton, Denver City, Floydada, Levelland, Littlefield, Lorenzo,

Lubbock, Morton, Muleshoe, O’Donnell, Olton, Plainview, Post, Ropesville, Slaton, Smyer and Sudan.

(Some school districts only take 4 year olds.)

Head Start Program is a school readiness program with:

  • active learning experiences,
  • nutritional snacks and meals,
  • parent involvement,
  • services for children with special needs,
  • links to community resources,
  • health and family services and
  • parent trainings.

To apply you will need:

  • child’s birth certificate (proof of guardianship if needed),
  • proof of insurance/Medicaid (if available),
  • immunization (shot) record,
  • proof of income (previous year or previous 12 months):
    • tax return,
    • W2’s,
    • child support,
    • SSI,
    • TANF (ongoing),
    • grants and scholarships and disability documentation (if available).

TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY EARLY HEAD START                                                                                         (806) 765-2737

515 North Zenith Avenue, Lubbock, TX 79403

Monday thru Friday, 7:30 am – 5:30 pm

Application form is available at location or call for more information.

“We give infants and toddlers a great beginning!”

WEST TEXAS VOCATIONAL CORP                                                                                                                                (806) 771-7711

#4 Briercroft Office Park, Suite 100, Lubbock, TX, 79401

Help people with disability find jobs (SSI, from prison, from treatment, etc)

WORKSOURCE SOLUTIONS                                                                                                                           (806) 765-5038

1301 Broadway, Suite 201, Lubbock, TX  79401