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GED-to-College provider network to present at 2012 National Partnership for Educational Access Conference

Category: PYN | Dec 15, 2011

The GED-to-College provider network has been selected to present at the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) Conference. The conference, which will take place in Chicago, IL, April 19-20, 2012, will focus on the innovative ways educational practioners can join forces to increase the pace of achievement for underserved students.

The GED-to-College program model began in 2009 and is designed to strengthen the connections that GED aspirants experience between preparation for the GED, successful transition into college, and subsequent employment. The focus of the model is on helping students to acquire the GED while simultaneously building the skills and making the connections needed for college and career success.
Since 2009, GED-to-College programs served over 150 youth throughout Philadelphia.

Currently, three organizations operate GED-to-College programs: District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund, Temple University - Center for Social Policy and Community Development, and YESPhilly. Representatives from each of those organizations will present at the NPEA conference.

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