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About GOAL

Greater Opportinities through Adult Learning

We’re making adult learning better in Santa Cruz County

You’d like to get a better job, finally finish your diploma, improve your English, or start a job training program — but where do you start? That’s where GOAL can help.


We gather the best resources for adult learning to make it easier for you to find the classes and support your need to grow professionally and personally.  Our county-wide partnership improves the quality of adult learning. We help adults become more competitive in the local job market, resulting in greater financial stability for you, your family and the community you live in.

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Your guide to adult education

Meet our partners and our team

Adult education has been around for a long time in Santa Cruz County (WASC was established in 1928!). With such a long history and tremendous growth over the years comes an incredible opportunity to keep improving adult education for the people we serve.


We understand navigating all the adult education resources available takes time, and we’re here to help. GOAL works towards county-wide coordination of adult education programs and resources in Santa Cruz County.


GOAL is not just an acronym. We’re your local community college, adult schools, county offices of education and community partners who provide adult education programs. We’re real people who care about adult learners and want to see our neighbors and friends succeed.

The amazing, people, local organizations and institutions here to help you grow in life!

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