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How can I fulfill the DACA education requirement?

You can enroll in one of many low-cost adult education programs available to help you meet the education requirement for DACA if you are not currently in school, have not graduated or obtained a certificate of completion from high school, or have not obtained a high school equivalency (HSE) certificate or general education development (GED) (now known as the Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC)).

The following organizations provide low-cost adult education and English for Speakers of Other Languages courses:


BronxWorks (Grand Concourse)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese    

Future Now at Bronx CC (University Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish 

HighBridge Community Life Center (Highbridge)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (Norwood)
Language spoken: English 

SoBRO (South Bronx)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish


Agudath Israel of America (Ditmas Park)
Languages spoken: Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Yiddish, Hebrew

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (Cypress Hills)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Edith and Cark Marks JCH of BensonHurst (Bensonhurst)
Languages spoken: English, Russian

FEGS Health & Human Services (Coney Island)
Languages spoken: English, Russian, Ukrainian, Spanish

Fifth Avenue Committee (Cobble Hill)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish 

Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island (Coney Island)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian-Creole, Polish, Yiddish, Russian

Lutheran Family Health Centers  (Park Slope)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese 

Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow (Bushwick)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French, Estonian, Hungarian, Mandarin

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc. (Bushwick)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Shorefront YM-YWHA  (Coney Island)
Languages spoken: English, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Chinese

St. Nicks Alliance (Bushwick)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Creole
718-302-2057 x 216

Make the Road New York (Bushwick)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish


Agudath Israel of America (Lower Manhattan)
Languages spoken: Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Yiddish, Hebrew

Chinatown Manpower Project, Inc. (Chinatown)
Languages spoken: English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Vietnamese

Chinese-American Planning Council, Inc.(Chinatown)
Languages spoken: Cantonese, Mandarin, English

Dominican Women’s Development Center (Washington Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Indochina Sino-American community center (Lower East Side)
Languages spoken: English, Chinese (Cantonese, Fujianese, Mandarin, Shanghai), Vietnamese

Inwood Community Services, Inc. (Inwood)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Various Philippine dialects, French

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp (Washington Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Union Settlement Association (East Harlem)
Languages spoken: Spanish

YMCA ELESAIR Project (Meatpacking District)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Vietnamese, Russian, Filipino, Chinese, French


Make the Road New York (Jackson Heights)
Languages spoken:  English, Spanish

Catholic Charities Neighborhood Services Inc. (Astoria)
Languages spoken:  English, Spanish

Central Queens Y (Central Queens)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian 

HANAC (Several Locations)
Languages spoken: Spanish, Greek

Jacob A. Riis Neighborhood Settlement (Western Queens)
Languages spoken:  Spanish, French, English

Queens Community House (Jackson Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Bengali, French, Creole, Polish, Korean, Hindi

St. John’s University (Queens)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, German

YWCA of Queens (Several Locations)
Languages spoken: Chinese, Korean, Spanish

Staten Island

JCC of Staten Island (Several Locations)
Languages spoken: Spanish, English