New Year, New GED at Project Rise

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Kingsborough’s Project Rise participants, Brooklyn, NY

Since our November post about the new GED, I met with Project Rise’s Associate Director, Dina LiMandri, to discuss the steps being taken to prepare for the new series of tests. Through meetings at the Young Adult Institute and at CUNY Central, Project Rise instructors have been receiving training to ensure they have the most updated information. Overall, the tests will focus on critical thinking over basic concept recall. Math instruction will continue to focus on developing a foundational understanding and encourage participants to think outside of just formulas. Weekly spelling and vocabulary tests will help participants overcome literacy issues and will supplement the preparation of increased written responses. “Whatever sample questions we get our hands on we share with our participants and review strategies for approaching the new format while still reviewing the core content.” said Mrs. LiMandri. While the 2014 GED will be markedly different from the previous version, Project Rise staff and instructors are doing everything they can to make sure participants are fully prepared to take and pass the new tests. Moving young adults to a path of gainful employment and/or higher education remains their top priority.

Registration for our February 2014 cohort is open! Do you know someone between 18-24 who is not enrolled in school, not employed, resides in NYC and is looking for a comprehensive GED® or pre-GED® program? Participants are eligible to receive:

Up to 5 college credits
Paid internships
Job placement assistance
Resume building assistance
Counseling services
College enrollment assistance
Full access to KCC facilities

Project Rise can assist you in achieving your academic and employments goals. We are excited to offer this program to young adults and would appreciate your help spreading the word about what we doSpace is limited and classes begin in February, 2014, so contact us today. If you have any questions about the program, please contact us at 718.368.6600 or

Kingsborough Community College
Project Rise, T7-115
2001 Oriental Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11235

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