The organizations on this page offer a wide variety of education programs, support services, and direct funding resources.
Please be advised: the Everett Social Services listed in the Everett Helplink index do not constitute an endorsement by our website, nor are they a guarantee of the services listed on those pages.
Skill Building Programs
The organizations below offer classes that are intended to help students of all ages to build skills in relevant areas.
As an affiliate of HousingHope, this educational program emphasizes the development of practical life skills. The classes cover four core areas: family life, health and wellness, economic well-being, and housing expertise. Courses are taught by expert instructors from the community, and are designed towards outcomes for self-sufficiency.
The Everett Goodwill center programs provide job training and education programs to people in the community, as well as assistance in finding jobs. All of the classes and services offered by this program are free of charge.
The Everett Family Literacy Program provides free English and parenting classes to immigrant and refugee families with children who are currently attending Everett Elementary. Classes are held at the school, and participants commit to attend class 5 days a week, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 to 10:30 am each day. Free childcare is provided for infants and pre-kindergarten children during the program.
Literacy Source is a Seattle non-profit that makes it possible for adults to gain the basic literacy skills. They teaching adult learners to read, write, and do basic math.
High School Equivalency
These programs either support or offer classes to students attempting to gain a high school equivalency and/or GED.
These are classes offered at the Everett Goodwill center and are intended to help students fill gaps in their education and/or prepare them to take the GED® test. Basic skills classes are also offered in order to prepare students for work and/or further Goodwill job training and education programs.
This is a competency-based program for students with work or life experience who demonstrate an ability to perform at the minimum level required for a Washington State high school diploma.
Snohomish County Head Start and Early Head Start is a free, federally funded program that provides early learning and parent support services to low-income families with children from infancy to five years of age.
This page provides links to online tutorial and training services in multiple areas including business and technology.
Seattle Public Library card holders can get free access to lynda.com, an online resource featuring instructional videos that teach software and computer skills. Everett Library cardholders are eligible for a Seattle Public Library card. Lynda provides over 5,576 online courses in business, technology, and creative skills taught by industry experts.
The Washington State Library Microsoft Imagine Academy provides free, online, self-paced technology courses for all Washington residents. Courses are available at three levels - basic digital literacy skills, Microsoft Office Skills and advanced skills for Microsoft professional certification. Access to the Imagine Academy is available through local public, tribal, and community/technical college libraries, and through the State Library’s Central Library; most provide access to the 500+ online, self-paced courses, with 20 languages supported, through their websites.
Khan Academy is free, non-profit educational online resource offers that offers classes on a wide range of subjects. This website produces short lectures in the form of YouTube videos. The videos show a recording of drawings on an electronic blackboard, which are similar to the style of a teacher gives a lecture. The website includes supplementary practice exercises and tools for educators.
For more than a decade, the GCFLearnFree.org program has helped millions around the world learn the essential skills they need to live and work in the 21st century. From Microsoft Office and email to reading, math, and more, GCFLearnFree.org offers more than 180 topics, including more than 2,000 lessons, 800+ videos, and 55+ interactives and games, completely free. View one tutorial. Complete an entire class.
ALISON is an e-learning provider and academy enables people to gain basic education and workplace skills. The site is filled with free, high-quality online education resources to help learners develop essential, certified workplace skills. ALISON currently offers over 750 courses across certificate and diploma level in ten languages.
Udemy.com is an online learning platform that, as of 2017, hosts more than 45,000 classes. Udemy is aimed at professional adults seeking to add new skills to their resumes. Courses do not constitute accreditation, and Udemy is open to anyone interested in a course. Udemy offers paid and free courses as determined by the instructor.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is a form for current and prospective college students in both undergraduate and graduate programs. FAFSA forms generally use tax information to determine eligibility and the amount of financial aid. Nearly every student is eligible for some form of financial aid. Students who are not eligible for need-based aid may still be eligible for an unsubsidized Stafford Loan.
Ready Set Grad is a program to help ensure every student in Washington State has access to the tools, information, State Need Grant and support they need to graduate high school and make college accessible and affordable. New for 2016-17: Starting October 1, 2016, students will be able to file a 2017-18 FAFSA or WASFA. If you have filled out the FAFSA then you do not need to file a WASFA application. If you can not get FASFA due to immigration status you may still be able to file for WASFA to get State Financial Aid for DREAMers
TheWashBoard.org, a free, web-based scholarship matching clearinghouse for Washington residents and students, serves as a simple and central scholarship search and application resource. TheWashBoard.org is supported by private and state resources. They do not charge providers or scholarship seekers any fees to use the site.
Educational Support Programs
This Seattle Based organization serves any low-income person under the age of 30 no matter their legal issues, parenting status, sexual orientation or immigration status. They offer a FREE, non-judgmental approach to helping young people living in poverty get the education they need to thrive. SEA assists marginalized youth and young adults in gaining entry into colleges and completing degrees by providing them with the resources they need to transition successfully to college and finish their educations.
Year Up is a one-year, Seattle Based intensive training program that provides low-income young adults, ages 18-24, with a combination of hands-on skills development, coursework eligible for college credit, corporate internships, and wraparound support. To prepare students for success in professional careers and higher education. Participants earn a stipend throughout the program (both while you train and during your internship) and complete courses eligible for college credit.