Education classes teach life skills so people can reach their full potential.

For people to reach their full potential, they need more than just physical resources. They need the knowledge, skills and opportunities to reach their goals. Caritas of Austin’s Education program is aimed at giving people the tools they need to succeed. Whether it’s learning to manage personal finances, developing vocational skills, adapting to life in a new country, or setting life goals, our Education program adds an additional layer of support to our comprehensive services.

Our Education Classes

Financial Literacy: Building tools for financial stability

Life Skills: Focusing on personal skills and tools for wellbeing

Refugee Cultural Orientation: Comprehensive introduction to United States culture and systems for new refugees, both adults and children

Workforce Development: Internal job training programs giving people skills to build their career

Gender Dialogues: Exploring gender norms in varying cultures

Caritas of Austin classes are available to all clients at no cost. Life Skills and Money Management classes are open to all community members for a small fee.

For more information about Education Services at Caritas of Austin, please contact Houmma Garba, Education Services Program Manager at


Because of Caritas’ classes, I now know how to manage my money well.


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