A message to our community

In response to COVID-19 and in an effort to keep our learners safe, NDEC has transferred to a virtual learning platform to keep our students engaged and on track for success. Learning never stops! We are all in this together!

Following the governor's order, our facilities are closed.

We are now offering online high school equivalency test (HiSET) preparation and High School Diploma courses for Fall 2020. 

Click here to see 2020 graduation photos.

Click here to see our newest newsletter.

Click here to read about NDEC's 2020 graduation in the South Boston Online newspaper.

Click here to sign up for our new alumni association. 

Online HiSET Prep


Career Services

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HiSET & High School


English for Careers


English Conversation


Roberto Santana Jr. had been attending the residential program at Hope House (a center for people who are struggling with addiction) in Roxbury when he heard about NDEC’s course offerings.   “I was highly interested in what Nathan Hoffman (NDEC’s Workforce and Partnership Manager) had to say about the Office Skills course,” Roberto recalls.  “I already had my GED but I needed to brush up on my computer skills.”

The following Friday, Roberto met Nathan at the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library.  Says Nathan, “Roberto shared with me how he wanted to share his experiences with drug and alcohol addiction as a positive, and he wanted to pursue further education so he could become a drug counselor...."

Click here to learn about Roberto

Phone: (617) 268-1912 

Fax: (617) 464-7924

Center Hours of Operation

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Mon-Thur:     8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday:           8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Saturday:      Closed

Sunday:         Closed

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