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Kingsborough Community College

Listing Last Update: February 20, 2019

Location

2001 Oriental Blvd.
Brooklyn, NY 11235
www.kbcc.cuny.edu/cewd/Pages/CUNYFatherhoodAcademy.aspx

Primary Contact

Carlene Selman-Matthews

(718) 368-6784

carlene.selman-matthews@kbcc.cuny.edu

Educational services

  • To study for high school equivalency

Program Overview

The Kingsborough Community College CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA), which began at LaGuardia Community College in 2012, is a comprehensive program designed to promote responsible parenting and economic stability for unemployed and underemployed young fathers through education, employment, and personal development. Increasing familial engagement, attaining a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, and acquiring and sustaining gainful employment are all essential goals for participants enrolled in the CFA. The program's central focus is to help young fathers prepare for and enroll in college with the understanding that earning a college degree is the most effective path toward providing long-term economic stability for themselves and their families.

At Kingsborough, participants will receive:

  • Preparation for the TASC, NY's official High School Equivalency Exam.
  • Career and educational exploration.
  • Preparation for college enrollment and job placement.
  • Work experience through internships and/or part-time jobs.
  • Workshops on important parenting topics including familial bonding, health, and financial literacy.

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Program Status:
Active