City of Amarillo
Amarillo Parks & Recreaion
Resources for continuing education, training, libraries, K-12 and college / university level education.

Phone: (202) 401-4634

An advocacy group for the aging and disabled, the Administration for Community Living was created around the fundamental principle that older adults and people of all ages with disabilities should be able to live where they choose, with the people they choose, and with the ability to participate fully in their communities.

5241 S Washington, Amarillo TX 79110

Phone: (806) 342-0600

Advo Companies, Inc. is a local non-profit organization that operates a vocational training center and offers residential homes for select persons with intellectual disabilities.

P.O. Box 447, Amarillo TX 79178

Phone: (806) 371-5084

The Amarillo Area Adult Literacy Council provides basic instruction in reading, writing, math and spelling to adults over 18 years of age performing below the fifth grade level. Volunteer tutors provide all instruction. Services can be provided on a one-on-one basis and can help prepare clients for employment or post-secondary classes.

1400 Streit Street, Amarillo TX 79106

Phone: (806) 352-6513

Don’t miss this lush landscaped gardens in the middle of the Texas Panhandle featuring the sights, sounds and fragrances of the Mary E. Bivins Tropical Conservatory, bursting with a collection of exotic plants. Explore four acres of seasonal outdoor themed plantings such as fragrance, butterfly, Japanese gardens. Special events, classes, exhibits and rental facilities also available.

2201 S Washington, Amarillo TX 79109

Phone: (806) 371-5000

Amarillo College has hundreds of offerings that will pique your interest, whether you are a budding artist or needing a refresher course. AC's Continuing Education courses are designed to educate, excite, and train no matter your need or interest. Check out their complete course offerings online or in person.  

7200 I-40 Frontage Rd, Amarillo TX 79109

Phone: (806) 326-1000

Amarillo ISD is a choice district intent upon providing educational services for students Pre-K thru grade 12 in Amarillo to be scholars, thinkers, communicators, collaborators and contributors.

413 SE 4th, Amarillo TX 79101

Phone: (806) 378-3054 

A member of the Harrington Library Consortium, the Amarillo Public Library System consists of a Central (Downtown) Library and four branches, serving well over two-thousand people every day.  In addition to library services, the libraries also offer education classes, computer classes, job and business services.  The four branches are the North, East, Southwest and Northwest.

3413 61st St, Lubbock TX 79413

Phone: (806) 441-3955

Quarterly magazine written by, published for and dedicated to the Active Adults in the Amarillo Area.  Fully accessible online. 

1101 Fritch Hwy, Amarillo TX 79108

Phone: (806) 383-6990

Bethesda provides food and clothing outreach, ESL classes, job training skills and assistance for refugees in the area.

2400 Wells, Bushland TX 79012

Phone: (806) 359-6683

School district serving the Western part of Amarillo/Potter County and City of Bushland.

1200 Streit Drive, Amarillo TX 79106

Phone: (806) 355-9547

The Don Harrington Discovery Center and Space Theater makes science exciting, relevant and interesting to all types of learners by providing interactive exhibits and programs that actively engage children, adolescents and their families.

409 S Monroe, Amarillo TX 79101

Phone: (806) 372-3625

DWC uses a holistic approach to recovery and believe that when individuals seek help from DWC they can, in time, live clean and sober lives. They offer  practical resources to provide housing and services to overcome homelessness and addiction.

1208 S Tyler, Amarillo TX 79101

Phone: (806) 351-1554

First Baptist Church in Amarillo offers ESL and conversational English classes.  Contact the church for dates and times.

Phone: (800) 704-9412 

GrandPad® is designed with seniors in mind – the innovative device comes with features for connecting with loved ones, without the complicated features of other tablets. The large buttons and intuitive interface make the GrandPad a simple tablet for seniors who are ready to start video chatting and sharing memories with family and friends around the world.

5800 Bell Street, Amarillo TX 79109

Phone: (806) 677-5000

Provides free, high quality child development services to income eligible families.

15300 Amarillo Blvd E, Amarillo TX 79108

Phone: (806) 335-2823

Highland Park School District serves the far Eastern part of Potter County.

Hi-Plains Poetry Society of Texas

Kingswood United Methodist Church

4801 S Austin, Amarillo TX 79110

Phone: (806) 322-7007

The Hi-Plains Poetry Society explores dimensions of poetry and how poetry relates to and improves our lives.  Each meeting members study and critique types of poetry.  When time allows, members read a short poem they have created.  The Poetry Society meets in Kingswood United Methodist Church at 2 pm on the third Saturday of most even numbered months - February, April, June and August.  They also meet on the fourth Saturday of October and the first Saturday of December.  Contact John Schmidt for more information.

Inspirational Writers Alive!  IWA!

Kingswood United Methodist Church

4801 S Austin, Amarillo TX 79110

Phone: (806) 322-7007

The purpose of Inspirational Writers Alive! is to uplift readers everywhere by creating inspirational writing that explores God and morality to a needy world.   The group meets on the second Thursday of each month, at 7 pm in Kingswood United Methodist Church. Contact John Schmidt for more information.

Inspirational Writers Alive!  IWA!

Kingswood United Methodist Church

4801 S Austin, Amarillo TX 79110

Phone: (806) 322-7007

The purpose of Inspirational Writers Alive! is to uplift readers everywhere by creating inspirational writing that explores God and morality to a needy world.   The group meets on the second Thursday of each month, at 7 pm in Kingswood United Methodist Church. Contact John Schmidt for more information.

2303 S Arthur, Amarillo TX 79103

Phone: (806) 681-9110

The Culture Cross Ministries at the International Learning Center serves the immigrant and refugee populations in our community through the teaching of English and citizenship classes and by providing mentorship to the newest arrivals in our community. 

3610 22nd, Suite 301, Lubbock TX 79410

Phone: (806) 725-0946

Local chapter offering support, resources and education for those with Multiple Sclerosis.

301 S. Polk, Suite 740, Amarillo TX 79101

Phone: (806) 331-4710

Panhandle Breast Health provides breast health education, assisting local women with breast health practices, healthy lifestyles and where and how to get screening services.

2503 4th Avenue, Canyon TX 79015

Phone: (806) 651-2244

PPHM is a museum dedicated to one thing: the history of the Panhandle-Plains region. Inside PPHM, themed exhibitions include those that showcase paleontology, archaeology, textiles, classic cars, petroleum, the Old West and a renowned art collection.

3801 S. Western, Amarillo TX 79109

Phone: (806) 355-3396

Paramount Baptist Church offers English language classes to hundreds of students, from all over the world, on Wednesdays and Sundays. Visit online for more information. 

9500 US 287 N, Amarillo TX 79108

Phone: (806) 381-7800

River Road School district in Amarillo serves the far North part of Amarillo in Potter County.

Southwest Cowboy Poets

Northwest Library

6100 W 9th, Amarillo TX 79106

Phone: (806) 3356-0775

Cowboy poetry was established in Amarillo in 1991 and cowboy poets gather each month at the Northwest Library to entertain themselves and visitors who are always welcome.  Contact Liz Kemp for more information and meeting times.

Eagle Lake TX 77434

Phone: (432) 693-7152

Tuition free  5 1/2 month education program for youth age 16-18 who are disengaged from school sponsored by the Texas National Guard.

P.O. Box 19303, Amarillo TX 79114

Texas High Plains Writers is one of the oldest writing organizations in the country and will celebrate their Centennial Anniversary in 2020.  The organization seeks to establish a network for writers so they can grow and pursue a wide variety of genres and creative experiences.  Meetins are held on the third Saturday of off-numbered months: January, March, May, July, September and November in the Edward Davis Room, 9th floor, First Bank Southwest Tower (formerly Chase Tower).  

4530 Canyon Dr, Amarillo TX 79108

Phone: (806) 352-5207

Wayland Baptist University is a faith based university offering class schedules made to fit busy life and work schedules.

2501 4th Ave, Canyon TX 79015

Phone: (806) 651-2037

WTAMU's main campus is located in Canyon.  As part of the A&M system, this local university serves the top 26 counties of the Texas Panhandle through study in classrooms, lecture halls, auditoriums for performances and visual arts, laboratories, in offices and conference rooms, and the arenas of competition where student athletes compete.

720 S. Tyler, Amarillo TX 79101

Phone: (800) 999-8268

WTAMU opened a campus, Harrington Hall, in Amarillo in 2019.  WT offers select upper-level and graduate classes at the Amarillo campus.

720 S. Tyler, Amarillo TX 79101

Phone: (806) 651-5101

The WTAMU Speech and Hearing Clinic, located in Harrington Hall in Amarillo, offers a wide variety of speech/hearing options for all ages, including dementia patients.