Adult Locations

The region we serve extends from the Pennsylvania border to Lake Ontario encompassing 6 counties: Allegany, Cattaraugus, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans, and Wyoming.

We currently have 5 main sites located in Batavia, Belmont, Mt. Morris, Olean, and Warsaw; with the plans of continued expansion into the communities we serve.

Allegany County- Belmont

Allegany County is home to our main office in beautiful Belmont, NY. Here we have extensive Adult Education Classrooms, as well as our newest addition for career preparation and expansion- the clothing closet, Career Impressions!

5455 Route 19N Belmont, NY 14813

(585)268-5213 | (844)969-2673

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Julie Bliven

Program Site Coordinator

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Megan Berry

Adult Educator

I recently graduated from Southern New Hampshire University and obtained my Bachelor’s in Human services and an Associates in Liberal Arts. I am an Allegany County local who has lived in many of the small towns around the area. I am a mother of 3. Some of my hobbies include hunting, singing, and fishing. I am excited to learn about each of my students and to assist those in achieving their educational and personal goals.

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Ashley Ralyea

Program Site Coordinator, Allegany County Jail

I have been working in Human Services since graduating in 2017 from Mercyhurst Northeast College with an Associate’s Degree in Criminal Justice. I have a passion for helping people achieve their goals and making an impact in their lives. Some of my hobbies include spending time with my family and football- Go Buccaneers! I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your goals.

Shelby Tucker

Adult Educator

CORE The Learning Center

  • 5455 NY-19, Belmont, NY 14813
  • (585) 268-5213

Our Career Impressions Closet was designed to offer the community an affordable opportunity to dress and impress in any position. Through donations we have been able to stock professional attire for the work place. From shoes, to ties, dresses, suits, scrubs, you name it, we have something to offer you.

Cattaraugus County- Olean

Located in Olean, NY at the One Stop Career Center in Blue Bird Square. You’ll find us located down stairs, previously home to the Cattaraugus-Allegany Workforce Development Board. Our partner agencies all housed in one location, really does make it a “one stop shop” for constructive, convenient information available  to you, me and the entire community.

175 North Union St., Olean, NY 14760

(585)378-5702 | (844)969-2673

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Barbara Warters

Program Site Coordinator

I began working at CORE the Learning Center in March of 2022 as the Program Site Coordinator for Olean. Since joining the team, I have found that our students and staff have so much to teach me! As a dedicated life-long learner, I am proud to be a part of CORE’s mission and serving the educational needs of my community. When I am not working with CORE, I can usually be found hiking with my dog.

Amber Hanophy

Adult Educator

CORE The Learning Center

  • 175 N Union St, Olean, NY 14760
  • (716) 375-2890 Ext. 5604

Genesee County- Batavia

Exterior of CORE Batavia building.

We have a new 8,500 ft. facility for vocational training and adult education right in the middle of Batavia, NY.  Host to the Genesee County Interagency meetings makes this location an excellent place to connect with local organizations and boost your community participation and involvement.

1 Mill Street, Suite 200, Batavia, NY 14020

(585)343-0820 | (844)969-2673

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Cassie Graff

Program Site Coordinator

I am the Program Site Coordinator for Genesee County and the Assistant Data Manager for the GLOW region.  I have been working in human services and education for over 20 years.   I came to CORE The Learning Center in 2019.  I am passionate about serving my community.  As an avid reader, I truly believe in the importance of literacy from childhood to adulthood.

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Amy Andrews

Adult Educator

My name is Amy Andrews. I have always loved school and have continued going until I received my master’s degree in literacy. In the past I have worked as a teacher in elementary education with preschool and kindergarten students and adults through Job Corps. I have been with CORE going on five years now and love what I do. Working with my students and helping them reach their goals keeps me motivated to continue every day.  I love spending time with my family and friends, including my dog in my spare time. One last thing you need to know about me is that I love anything glitter and sparkly.

Ellen Page

Adult Educator

CORE The Learning Center

  • 1 Mill St, Batavia, NY 14020
  • (585) 343-0802

Livingston County- Mt. Morris

Exterior of CORE Mt. Morris building.

Our Adult Education Center is in the walkable, downtown district of Mt. Morris, NY. Conveniently situated on Route 408, just minutes from Letchworth State Park. We pride ourselves on providing quality services to under served rural communities, bringing opportunity right to your back yard.

22 Chapel Street Mt. Morris, NY 14510

(585)658-7970 | (844)969-2673

Cheryl Lacapruccia

Program Site Coordinator

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Jessica McMakin

Adult Educator

My name is Jess McMakin and I teach both ESL and ABE at the Mt. Morris site.  I’ve been teaching ESL to adults since 2007 and ABE since 2019.  I’m a NYS Master Teacher in ESL and have recently become a trainer for the BEST+ test for the area education networks.  My first language is English, but I also speak a bit of Spanish.  One of the things I like best about teaching ESL is that it exposes me to many other languages and cultures from around the world.  For all my students, both ESL and ABE, it gives me a sense of accomplishment to help them reach their personal goals.  I live in Livingston County with my husband, my daughter, and my three (very demanding) cats


Adult Educator

CORE The Learning Center

  • 20 Chapel St, Mt. Morris, NY 14510
  • (585) 658-7970

Wyoming County- Warsaw

Exterior of CORE Warsaw building.

Located on Main St in the heart of the Historic town of Warsaw, NY. Our building features a two-story lay out, boasting the ornate architectural designs from its previous tenant, The Wyoming County Bank. Our space allows for the touch down of other organizations, including WIC and the Veteran’s Services. 

29 North Main Street, Warsaw, NY 14569

(585)786-3890 | (844)969-2673

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Collen Rak

Program Site Coordinator

Hello there my name is Colleen Rak! I am a graduate of GCC and have an Associate degree in Human and Applied Science. I have been working with CORE The Learning Center since August of 2021. I absolutely love the CORE team player approach that our organization strive towards to help individuals achieve their educational and career goals. In my free time I am a mother of a wonderful little boy and every day with him is a new adventure! I am a firm believer that a person’s past does not determine their future!

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Samantha Sank

Adult Educator

I started out with Core the Learning Center in October of 2021 after 13 years of the cooperate world. I have a Master’s in Education with my degrees specializing in curriculum as well as science and math. I did my undergraduate work at Houghton College, now renamed Houghton University, and my graduate work at University of Buffalo. I am a mother of two beautiful children and in our free time we are raising 10 chickens, 3 fish, 2 cats and a dog! We call it our mini farm!

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Heidi Giannini, GLOW Region

Career Coach

I came to Literacy West following a career in higher education.  I completed my Ph.D. in 2013 and worked as a college professor from 2014 until 2022.  My experience teaching and advising students has translated readily into my work as a career coach, as I continue assisting people with the acquisition of skills to help them secure work.  I love helping participants in our programs gain independence and self-respect.  When I’m not working, I spend my time with my husband and our two daughters.  We expect to welcome a son this winter.

CORE The Learning Center

  • 29 Main St, Warsaw, NY 14569
  • (585) 786-3890