Wednesday, June 21, 2017

UPNEXT and Education

At UpNext, we understand the crucial role education has in workforce readiness. We partner with Harlem Center for Education (HCE) to provide fathers access to vocational or higher education opportunities, aligned with their interests and goals. Every program cycle, a facilitator from Harlem Center for Education leads a workshop that covers educational options for non-traditional students. 

HCE workshops provide information on GED testing, college enrollment, and the benefits of higher education in the job market. The facilitator also reviews the difference between community colleges and 4-year colleges, and ways to explore both options as a working adult. The workshop also provides valuable information regarding financial aid, college credits, and certificate programs in college.

HCE’s  workshops present fathers with an opportunity to pursue higher education and increase employability through it. By the end of the workshop, many participants decide to return to school to incorporate education into their paths to success.

UpNext would like to thank Harlem Center for Education for their help in bridging the gap between our fathers and higher education. The Harlem Center for Education is located at 1 E 104th St #382, New York, NY 10029. Their website is Check them out!