The Center for Higher Educational Achievement is committed to community and personal development by providing programs and environments which nurture individuals and families.
The Center for Higher Educational Achievement (CHEA) was founded by Dr. Marsay Wells-Strozier, Ed.D., in 2005. Her goal for the corporation was to establish an educational system that would have a higher level of educational achievement for learners, and the foundation of Dr. Wells-Strozier's achievement would become a trademark for educational excellent. In 2008, Dr. Wells-Strozier, Ed.D., restructured CHEA into an IRS approved 501 (c) 3. Under the corporate umbrella, CHEA operates the following community programs:
CHEA Adult Skill Center: CHEA Adult Skill Center for adults age 25 and older, is designed to provide educational training for the mature adult, who is often over looked, distracted, discouraged, and embarrassed when he/she attends alternative education programs, along with younger students who also did not complete their high school education.The Center provides a mature academic environment which promotes learning, academic independence, and assists adult learners in removing previous learning barriers which occurred during their years as a youth. Peer age students, encourage one another as they seek to obtain skills for greater economic opportunities, increase self esteem, and self sufficiency. Students receives one-to-one academic training in: English as A Second Language (ESL), Adult Basic Education (ABE), Pre General Education Development (Pre GED), and General Education Development (GED). Additional programs such as job readiness training, financial literacy, and basic computer keyboarding, are also available.
CHEA Sustainable Community Housing Program: CHEA has a continuous focus to reduce blight within the local community. Helping low and moderate income families or individuals obtain affordable shelter, which is a basic need towards self-actualization, is the sole purpose of CHEA Sustainable Community Housing Program. The homes are newly remodeled by hired, retired U.S. veterans, and inspected to meet HUD & Michigan’s housing codes. CHEA has numerous partnerships throughout the City of Flint, MI and Genesee County, which continues to strengthen the organization, as well surrounding local community.
CHEA "Use of Knowledge is Power" Radio Show: CHEA "Use of Knowledge is Power" Radio Show is hosted on Flint’s community based radio station 1420 AM-WFLT. The goal of the radio show is to transform professional services offered at CHEA’s Adult Skill Center into a continuous weekly conversation, in hopes to changing the minds of the adult listeners to become lifelong learners, and the benefits it will have on their economic growth, child development, self-esteem, and community development. The benefit of the radio show is for listeners to understand that educational attainment is more than an educational degree. Any enlightening, informative, and illuminating information that brings new knowledge that enables a person to become the best person they were created to be, will not only positively impact their lives, but also change the people and the community around them. The weekly live broadcast host professional guest speakers, who are knowledgeable about specific topics relating to: adult education, K-12th schools, employment and job readiness, financial literacy, prison reentry, and veteran services. Listeners are able to participate in the conversation by calling the radio station during live the broadcast.
Our goal is to provide greater economic opportunities through education, job training, and affordable housing, for individuals and families to have a self-sustainable life.
Corporate (810) 553-2140
CHEA Adult Skill Center (810) 265-7766
CHEA Adult Skill Center
The first of its kind, CHEA Adult Skill Center provides academic training for the mature adult age 25 and older. This unique center helps retrain the older adult to help them increase academic or soft skills to obtain employment, or to enroll in post-secondary training. We provide one-to-one training, with grade level appropriate individual lessons. CHEA Adult Skill Center prides ourselves in being one of Flint/Genesee County, Michigan leaders in helping adults obtain their GED, with a 100% GED graduation rate since 2011.
CHEA North Flint Adult Education Program
Free adult education training program for Flint residents, age 25 and older who lives in the zip codes of: 48504, 48505, 48506
Call for more information.
CHEA Male & Female Post-Incarcerated
Adult Education Program
For men age 25 and older, recently returning home from Michigan's prison system.
Please contact us for enrollment information
CHEA Adult Skill Center Calendar
Closed-November 21st-November 25th...Thanksgiving Break
Closed-December 21st-January 6th...Christmas Break
CHEA " Use of Knowledge is Power"
Community Engagement Radio Show
Wednesday Nights 6:00 p.m-6:30 p.m. (EST)
1420 AM WFLT
The live broadcast of this show will resume Spring 2019
CHEA Adult Skill Center YouTube Channel
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View previously recorded CHEA "Use of Knowledge is Power" Radio Show.
For great adult learning teaching techniques, also visit our channel.
Don't have AM Radio or a computer?
CHEA has you covered.
Now watch CHEA "Use of Knowledge is Power"
2:00 A.M. Saturdays (EST)
7:30 P.M. Tuesdays (EST)
Comcast Public Access Channel 17
It's never too late to return to school. You just might need to try a new approach!
Why not give CHEA Adult Skill Center a try?
We Are Here To Help You!
We know life present challenges that give us thoughts that we can never achieve our goals, but life also gives us a sense of hope through programs and individuals who hold pieces to the puzzle of life. Let the staff here at CHEA help you connect your educational, job readiness, or housing puzzle pieces together.
CHEA's staff & AARP students