Education & Technology Center

Morgan Chew
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Open Door Education & Technology Center

Education-smallNumerous studies show that education is the first step out of poverty. The Open Door Mission Education & Technology Center is a critical component in taking that first step. All men (Convalescent Care Center and DoorWay) are tested using the Texas Adult Basic Education Assessment (TABE) which will be used as a baseline for class placement and future testing. There are community volunteers available for small group and individual tutoring.

  • All men seeking a GED must complete 10 hours of study per week.
  • All men who have a GED or high school diploma must complete five hours of their post- secondary education through Houston Community College or University of Houston’s online programs.
  • Educational retesting is done every 30 days to chart progress and determine when a student is ready to take the GED Exam
  • Computers and on-line classes in basic computer skills, adult literacy and on-line GED coursework are available to the community free of charge.

Community Students

As of May 1st, 2017, Open Door Mission will no longer be offering GED preparation services to community students.  We recommend using (or dialing 2-1-1) to locate the GED preparation program that is located closest to you.

Thank you to all community students who have participated in Open Door Mission GED preparation over the years.

This change will not impact individuals already enrolled in the ODM GED program.

We wish you luck on your GED journey,

ODM Education Staff


One morning, Mark woke up…and couldn’t get out of bed. The hospital saved his life, but without being able to work, he soon became homeless. Thank God someone in the hospital told him about the Mission’s Convalescent Care Center.

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