Notre Dame Education Center - Lawrence

Welcome to NDEC, Lawrence MA!


Adult Learning

978 . 682 . 6441   |   354 Merrimack Street  |  Suite 210   |   Lawrence MA  01843

For students
approved by NDEC only

The Notre Dame Education Center (NDEC) is a nonprofit, community-based organization dedicated to empowering low-income, under-educated adults in Lawrence, MA to improve their lives and the lives of their families. NDEC is sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.

Our Mission:

The Notre Dame Education Center-Lawrence (NDEC) is a community of learning where low-income, undereducated adults are empowered to improve and enrich their lives and the lives of their families in an environment that is welcoming, respectful and dignified. Through access to quality direct services, collaboration and advocacy for positive change, NDEC provides goal-oriented education, skills training, language and literacy development, enrichment opportunities and support services. NDEC assists and supports adult learners to achieve their next steps and reach their full potential as productive, contributing workers in the community and in society.

Help us ​Make a Difference!

Our students at NDEC Lawrence hail from many parts of the globe, bringing together a wonderful mix of culture, language, tradition, and aspiration.

Adult literacy and the development of self-esteem provide students with the life skills that support family growth, employment opportunities and community participation.

"The students want to better their lives by becoming citizens, getting a drivers license, buying a house, or getting a new job, but they don’t always know where to begin. We show them how to take manageable steps toward creating the life they want in this country."

Lina Rodriguez,
Program Manager
and Career Counselor

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Class will be 
      June 15 - July 15  

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Nursing Assistant Program (NAP)

Test Date

June 22 ONLY

2 More test dates in July