#THROWBACKTHURSDAY to May 23, 2013 CUNY Citizenship at LaGuardia Community College
NYCitizenship returns to LaGuardia Community College this Saturday, December 14! Learn more and register at nyc.gov/nycitizenship
After 4 years since her appointment as Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, the Tenement Museum will host an event celebrating the work that Fatima Shama has lead for and with immigrant communities in New York City. All friends, followers, and supporters of MOIA are welcome to join us for this very special and bittersweet event taking place on December 11th at 6:30pm at 103 Orchard Street, New York, NY.
Antonio Nespereira, sitting as a boy in the center, and his family. On the right is a photo of his grandfather, who stayed behind in Galicia, Spain, attached to the family photo. (Photo: Arturo Conde)
History is often told from the perspective of mainstream heroes who personify the values of our identity and culture. The more we learn about those historic figures, the more we understand about ourselves and others. But for one university professor, the essence of being Hispanic or Latino is personified by ordinary men and women — Spanish-speaking immigrants and their families — who challenged the black and white definition of what it means to be American. The stories of their failures and successes reveal the cultural and historical bonds that bring us together as a migrant community.
Former GED Plus Sites Name Changed to Reflect State’s New High School Equivalency Exam
New Transition Centers In All Five Boroughs for Over 21 Year Old Students Moving Into Adult High School Equivalency
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis M. Walcott and Deputy Chancellor for Equity and Access Dorita Gibson today unveiled the rebranding of GED Plus sites to “Pathways to Graduation,” and announced five new Adult Transition Centers. Pathways to Graduation sites and new transition centers will work in partnership to further improve students’ access to and understanding of the DOE’s high-quality alternative education services and programs.
The new Pathways to Graduation name will take effect January 2014 when New York State will no longer administer the General Educational Development (GED) exam and move toward administering the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC), a Common Core-aligned exam. The DOE’s rebranding to Pathways to Graduation better defines the centers’ educational mission and services for diploma-seeking students ages 18 to 21, particularly in advance of the new TASC exam.The 5 Adult Transition Centers will be located in:
- Brooklyn: 1965 Linden Boulevard
- Bronx: Bronx Regional, 1010 Rev James A Polite Avenue
- Manhattan: Alternative Education Complex, 269 West 35th Street
- Queens: Jamaica Learning Center Hub, 162-02 Hillside Avenue
- Staten Island: St George Center, 450 St. Marks Place