Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative (CRAEC)

Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative

The Cedar Riverside Adult Education Collaborative is a collaboration between three partner agencies: Riverside Plaza Tenants’ Association (RPTA),Brian Coyle Community Center, and Minneapolis Public Schools Adult Basic Education Program. Since 2000, these three agencies have pooled resources and worked jointly to provide education opportunities to adult immigrants and refugees living in and around the Cedar Riverside neighborhood. rhood.


Our Mission

To teach adults the skills and provide the support necessary to pursue personal education and employment goals.


Instruction Offered: English Language | Math | Computer Skills



We offer a range of free English Language Learning courses from Pre-literate to High Intermediate (levels 0-5). The various levels ensure an opportunity for anyone hoping to learn english, no matter their prior education or experience. We also offer courses of instruction in Math and Computer Skills.

We also offer Tutoring Assistance. Volunteer tutors are available in the Resource Center classroom and computer lab Monday - Friday, 3:30 5:00pm to assist students individually with homework help; English conversation; reading practice; filling out forms; preparation for Citizenship; computer.


Regular Office Hours:

Monday to Thursday- 8:30:00am-9:00pm

Friday- 8:30am-6:00pm 


We offer three convenient class schedule’s:

Mornings: 9am-12pm (Levels 0-5)

Afternoons: 12:30-3:30pm (Levels 0-3)

Evenings: 6pm-9pm (Levels 0-3)



Classrooms are located Riverside Plaza & the Brian Coyle Community Center. 

Office location :

1515 SOUTH 4th STREET Box 2009

Minneapolis, MN 55454

Phone 612.376.0619



As part of the regular class time students come to the computer lab for at least one hour every week. Additionally, students may use the computer lab at other times of the day for independent study. Open Computer Lab Main computer lab is open for residents Monday-Friday, 3:00pm - 5:00pm. There are additional three computers are available for the residents Monday - Friday 8:00am - 8:30pm.