Academic and Career Support Program

photo of adult students in classroomThe Academic and Career Support Program at the Mary J. Blige Center for Women includes academic instruction for adult basic education (ABE) and preparation for the new high school equivalency exam: Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC).Instruction takes place daily in a 10-15 person setting with one-on-one supportive tutoring available for students in need of more individual assistance. Participating students also are eligible for professional learning assessments used to enhance the teaching dynamic and provide the students a sense of their strengths and challenges. Career Readiness workshops are offered on resume writing, interview skills, job searches and other related topics. Individual job coaching is available to participants of the career readiness program, which features individualized Employment Plans and regular one-on-one meetings.  Participants of the program also are eligible for paid internship opportunities that allow them to gain hands-on work experience.

Contact: Beverly Alvarez, program director 914-965-9140 x23;
489 South Broadway, Yonkers, NY, 10705

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