Literacy Services of Wisconsin and the African American Chamber of Commerce have partnered to provide a 16-week Entrepreneurial Training Program that promotes business development with a focus on marketing, branding, business network development, all while fulfilling the requirements to be awarded a High School Equivalency Diploma (HSED). 

This state-approved PI 5.09 program is based on the Common Core State Standards and emphasizes communication skills such as speaking, listening, and writing in preparation for post-secondary education and the workplace. Learners are assessed on classroom-based projects, not standardized tests, and are provided a multi-disciplinary, holistic approach to learning.

Earn your HSED while gaining skills to launch your own business!


  • At least 18.5 years of age
  • The class you entered 9th grade with has graduated
  • Proof of Wisconsin residency
  • Not currently enrolled in a public high school
  • Strong computer skills: internet browsing, basic typing, creating documents, responding via email, and using other online apps as needed
Class Schedule
Spring schedule coming soon.

Apply now to join the waitlist!


For HSED questions contact Betsy Kerns at 414-226-5637 or via email at betsy@literacyservices.org.

For RISE questions contact Jona Moore at 414-462-9450 or via email at jmoore@aaccwisconsin.org.

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