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LaGuardia Community College Holds Free
Academic Program for Young Fathers
Long Island City, NY—February 22, 2013—If you are a young father who is unemployed or underemployed and would like to move forward in your life, LaGuardia Community College is offering a free four-month program that focuses on academics and career exploration. Classes begin March 18.
The CUNY Fatherhood Academy, for fathers between the ages of 18 and 24, has classes in GED preparation and college prep as well as parenthood, health and financial literacy. There will be classes where students will explore careers and educational opportunities as well as job readiness skills classes that will help them prepare for employment.
The three-day-a-week program will be held in the college’s C-building at 29-10 Thomson Avenue, Long Island City. For more information, please call (718) 730-7336.
The program is sponsored by LaGuardia’s Division of Continuing Education, New York City’s Young Men’s Initiative, and The City University of New York and is funded by the Open Society Foundations, Campaign for Black Male Achievement.
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LaGuardia Community College located in Long Island City, Queens, was founded in 1971 as a bold experiment in opening the doors of higher education to all, and we proudly carry forward that legacy today. LaGuardia educates students through over 50 degree, certificate and continuing education programs, providing an inspiring place for students to achieve their dreams. Upon graduation, LaGuardia students’ lives are transformed as family income increases 17%, and students transfer to four-year colleges at three times the national average. Part of the City University of New York (CUNY), LaGuardia is a nationally recognized leader among community colleges for boundary-breaking success educating underserved students. At LaGuardia we imagine new ideas, create new curriculum and pioneer programs to make our community and our country stronger. Visit www.laguardia.edu to learn more.