Glorifying God by helping those at their crossroads of life!


Serving Yuma Since 1959!

The Career & Academic Center


Located on the main campus of Crossroads Mission , the Career & Academic Center is an adult education center that helps individuals obtain their G.E.D., receive computer literacy courses and individualized tutoring.  These services are free of charge and open to the community.  Program participants are encouraged to utilize the services of the Career and Academic Center.  We are committed to providing opportunities for our students to acquire the self-respect, dignity, and self-confidence necessary to be productive individuals in our community. Completing education or furthering education is an important tool to change.  We serve over 400 students each year, providing over 13,000 hours each year.  Over 30 GED’s are earned each year!  We provide all materials needed for the student’s successful completion of their Individual Education Plan.  We offer:


GED Program

The Crossroads Career & Academic Center graduates the equivalent of a small high school senior class every year.  We utilize a back-to-basics individual approach to lesson plans.  Our adult learners learn by doing!  Participants up for success.


Vocational Training Program

The vocational training program is designed to prepare the participants to learn supervisory skills, food service skills, how to maintain proper sanitation and health conditions, office assistants, warehouse management, retail sales and a variety of other positions.  Participants learn how to work with people, to live sober, productive lives, and to be engaged citizens in the community.  Quite often those who complete the training get jobs in the community.




 I dropped out of High School and never got my GED.  I find it hard to get a job now.  How can I get my GED?

   Our GED Program is open to the community as well as for the homeless and program clients.  Your first step is to have a desire to better yourself and then make the call, or come to the Career & Academic Center (Mon-Fri 8am-4pm).  We will set you up with an Individual Education Plan based on the results of an assessment test that you will take.


I don't have much money, how much does this cost?

     Our GED Program is free due to special funding from generous donors who want to help others improve their lives.


I am embarrassed to admit that I cannot read or do math that well.  What about me?

    We provide a safe, positive, trusting, honest, and professional environment focusing on your strength!  It is more embarrassing not to improve yourself.

(928) 328-8236




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Hours may change, depending on special events or activities.  Please call ahead to confirm.


Notifying the Public of Rights Under Title VI

Crossroads Mission operates its programs and services without regard to race, color, national origin or disability in accordance with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Any person who believes she or he has been aggrieved by any unlawful discriminatory practice under Title VI may file a complaint with Crossroads Mission.

For more information on Crossroads Mission's civil rights program, and the procedures to file a complaint, contact Mark Tawzer, Title VI Coordinator, 928- 259-5664, (TTY 928-329-5664); email; or visit Mark’s office in the foundation building at 944 S Arizona Avenue, Yuma, AZ.

A complainant may file a complaint directly with the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) or the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) by filing a complaint directly with the corresponding offices of Civil Rights: ADOT: ATTN: Title VI Program Manager, 206 S. 17th Ave MD 155A RM:183,  Phoenix AZ, 85007. FTA: ATTN: Title VI Program Coordinator, East Building, 5th Floor-TCR, 1200 New Jersey Ave., SE, Washington, DC 20590.

If information is needed in another language, contact 928-783-9362. Para información en español llame a Azucena Solorzano al 928-328-8013.


FORMS:    Non Discrimination Complaint Procedures    |     Discrimination Complaint Form     |     Non Discrimination Notice to the Public English/Spanish


944 S. Arizona Avenue, Yuma  AZ 85364

(928) 783-9362