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Free G.E.D. and tutoring classes
By Betty DeForest
Free preparatory classes for GED exam
-- Beginning on August 20, 2012, South Hayward Parish will sponsor free classes to prepare individuals to take the G.E.D. exam. These classes will be held every Monday from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and are geared primarily toward adults who have not graduated from High School. Besides hosting these classes, South Hayward Parish also offers scholarships to provide some assistance for individuals to meet the examination cost. This program is designed to work towards breaking down employment barriers in the local Hayward community, while effectively building and maintaining a just and nurturing community. Classes will be held at the Family Resource Collective in South Hayward Parish, at 27287 Patrick Avenue, Hayward.
In addition to this program, South Hayward Parish will provide free tutoring classes, also for adults of the local Hayward community, geared toward improving basic Math and Reading skills. These classes, along with the G.E.D. program, will be held in English and will include some online tutoring. This tutoring program will also take place at the Family Resource Collective from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. every Tuesday starting August 21, 2012. Individuals are encouraged to register for both programs at the Family Resource Collective which is open Tuesday to Friday.
South Hayward Parish is a non-profit organization consisting of seven congregations of different faiths that are dedicated to serving the underprivileged communities of Hayward. Along with these services, SHP also provides free food and showers through its Food Distribution Program, as well as other services, including Planned Parenthood, nutrition classes and the Hayward Community Action Network.
For more information, call (510) 785-3663.