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Mission Statement

By focusing accessible education opportunities in the 61605 region, Moonlight helps to re-emphasize the importance of education and literacy. With a GED, residents who are unemployed or underemployed currently will be able to access higher paying jobs, increasing their economic stability and by association, that of the targeted neighborhood.

What is Moonlight Coalition?

The Moonlight Coalition for Adult Learning was originally established in 1994 to provide organized activities for young members of the community to combat juvenile delinquency and prevent crime. Organized sports like basketball were combined with GED instruction as a way to break down barriers for those who thought formal education wasn’t accessible or “cool.”

Today, Moonlight focuses on providing easy access to GED education for those seeking to earn their high school diploma. In direct contrast to other programs that only take new students at the beginning of each semester and that are located outside of local communities, Moonlight focuses on providing accessible, open education opportunities, reaching those in need of support in the communities where they live and work. At this time, Moonlight provides GED and adult literacy education to adults ages 17 and over at Proctor Recreation Center and Logan Recreation Center.

Open enrollment is one of the keys to our success. You can drop in to a class at any of the times listed below without needing to register or pay a fee. In fact, there is no cost at all to attend these classes and all supplies are provided.

Proctor Recreation Center is located at 309 S. DuSable, Peoria, IL 61605
Logan Recreation Center is located at 1414 S. Livingston, Peoria, IL 61605

For more information about the program, please reach out to Hedy Elliott-Gardner at or call (309) 673-9183.

We are also accepting donations. Please make donations payable to Moonlight Coalition. Mail checks to 1125 W. Lake Avenue, Peoria, IL 61614.

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