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Project Rise Information Session

ProjectRiseLogoProject Rise will be having an Information Session on Tuesday, September 23rd for our upcoming October cohort. If you’re interested in signing up for this info session, fill out our quick online survey and a Project Rise representative will be in contact with you to discuss eligibility and sign you up.

Project Rise is CEWD’s GED/TASC preparation program that provides educational and employment opportunities for young adults (aged 18-24) who have not been enrolled in school and employed in the previous 6 months. Read more about KCC’s Project Rise by visiting our previous blog posts.

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Project Rise Success

In their most recent newsletter, NYC’s Center for Economic Opportunity (CEO) released a statement about Project Rise and the recent success these programs have had increasing high school equivalency attainment rates, internship participation, employment rates and college enrollment:

“During the first three quarters of 2014, providers saw each of these outcomes rise. For example, 43% of participants in the most recently completed class earned their HSE—an all-time high for Project Rise providers—and 35% of participants completed their internship, a substantial increase from the previous class. The sites achieved these goals by relentlessly focusing on outcomes, shifting strategies based on participant needs, and by learning from each other.”

If you want to see how successful we’ve been with helping students reach their academic and employment goals, check out our most recent statistics. I’d say KCC’s Project Rise is doing a pretty amazing job!

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An Updated Snapshot of Project Rise

Project Rise is a CEWD initiative at Kingsborough that provides educational, internship and employment services to young adults. We prepare participants for the GED®/TASC exam, supports the development of work readiness skills and provides opportunities for participants to acquire gainful employment.

Interested? Here’s an updated snapshot of Project Rise at Kingsborough:

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Project Rise at Kingsborough

Common Core and the TASC

You’ve probably heard mention of Common Core lately. It’s the new standard of learning for K-12 education in the US, which sets academic standards in math and literacy, and has just been accepted by New York. From the Common Core website: “The standards were created to ensure that all students graduate from high school with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in college, career, and life, regardless of where they live.”

The TASC®, the new alternative to the GED® in New York, has begun a gradual alignment with Common Core Standards with full integration by 2016. But what does that mean for adults who left school before Common Core was introduced? At Kingsborough’s Project Rise, administrators and instructors have been attending training through the Young Adult Initiative and the Youth Development Institute specifically geared toward Common Core implementation as it pertains to TASC®, acquiring any and all material they can to help students prepare. From preparation resources to practice tests, Project Rise participants of all ages will be prepared for the new test. As for TASC®, they have posted a small resource guide for learners who want to know more.

If you are interested in learning more about Kingsborough’s Project Rise, visit us on the blog, or contact us at 718.368.6600 or ProjectRise@kbcc.cuny.edu.

KCC Continuing Education Open House

Come to Kingsborough’s Office of Continuing Education Open House on Tuesday, March 11th at 6:30pm. In addition to hearing all about Continuing Education’s many offerings, you’ll also get information about CEWD training programs like CUNY CareerPATH, the Northeast Resiliency Consortium and Project Rise, as well as KCC Urban Farm and GIS classes.


Project Rise Recruiting


Last week we celebrated the completion of Project Rise’s Cohort 4. Cohort 5 is just about halfway through, but we’re not slowing down! If you’re looking to prepare for the GED®/TASC exam, contact us today to see if your eligible to enroll in Cohort 6. Fill out a quick online survey located on our Information Session page, and a representative will contact you with everything you need to know about this great program.


If deemed eligible, you’ll receive:

  • A full year of GED®/TASC preparation classes.
  • The opportunity to earn college credits.
  • Internship opportunities.
  • Job placement assistance.
  • Industry-recognized credentials to get your career moving.
  • Metrocards.

Project Rise participants continually show great success during and after the program. If you think this program is right for you, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us (online survey or call 718.368.6600) today. Classes begin at the end of this month.

Your brighter future is right around the corner!


Cohort 4 Finishing Ceremony


Project Rise, Cohort 4 Finishing Ceremony. Brooklyn, NY

What does it mean to finish?

The Project Rise Finishing Ceremony marks the end of a yearlong commitment to change. Each participant who is here today began last February with the aim of making changes in their lives. Every person sitting here kept their goals in sight and finished what they started.

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