Hawaii Literacy offers free classes in English and gaining language skills related to real life situations. 

Our program is designed to be an open environment supporting anyone needing assistance from a variety of skill levels, backgrounds and commitment levels. Students may come one time only, as needed, or on a consistent basis. Services are available for speakers of all abilities - from beginners to advanced.

HOURS & Locations

Drop-In Center, 766 N. King Street, Honolulu

Mon, Wed, Fri:   10:00-11:20 a.m.
Thurs:  8:30-9:50 a.m. (Advanced - Extensive Reading)
Sat:   9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Open 1-on-1 help and tutoring is available during the Saturday session from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM. First time students can register when they come to their first class.

The Drop-In Center is located in the ground level of the Community Center at Kaumakapili Church in Kalihi on King Street near A’ala Park, next to Tamashiro’s Market.

Kuhio Park, 1445 Linapuni StREET, Tower A, STE118 

Mon, Wed, Fri:  2:00-3:30 p.m.                                                                     

  ***Open to public housing residents only

Mayor Wright Homes, 521 Kukui Street, Bldg 25A   

Mon, Wed, Fri:   12:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.                                                           

***Open to public housing residents only


Volunteers can assist at our Drop-In-Center in a variety of ways. Some volunteers elect to design or teach their own classes. Others act as joint-teachers or teacher's assistants. Many attend on Saturdays between 10:30 a.m. and 12 Noon when we break students into 1-1 pairs or small groups. Volunteers can then help the students with their classwork or practice — it's a casual way to volunteer while giving English Language Learners some individualized assistance. Please fill out an application here to get started. 


Sam Skeist, ELL Program Coordinator
E-mail: samuel.skeist@hawaiiliteracy.org
Tel: 352-7797

THE English language learner program is MADE POSSIBLE WITH GENEROUS SUPPORT FROM:

The Rose Perenin Foundation, the City and County of Honolulu Grants in Aid Program, and the Daughter's of the American Revolution Aloha Chapter