​​An individual's needs in our community go far beyond just obtaining a diploma. Our mission is to provide quality continuing educational services for adults and children and training that will address the growing demands in our community


Despair isn’t limited to one age group and we want to help individuals of all ages to increase knowledge and gain employment through learning opportunities such as GED, tutoring, mentoring, and basic computer training


The demand for continuing educational services are great and we are committed to providing the community with a quality learning experience, along with motivational and interpersonal services.


We hope to encourage and provide a learning experience instrumental in the growth of our community. Motivation and dedication are the high points of our program that will help students reach their goals. 

For more information, call us at 314-382-8759.

​​We recognize and honor the accomplishments of our youth in an effort to encourage them towards success in all of their future endeavors.


When we validate their achievements through praise, they are assured that we hold their deeds in high esteem. Armed with this knowledge, our youth are encouraged to aspire to do greater works.

providing safe and positive learning

C.O.L.A has partnered with the City of St Louis Adult Educational Department to provide continuing educational services for youth and adults within the St. Louis community. 

GED, Tutoring, and mentoring programs

education division

Scholarship division