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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:

Bronx

BronxWorks (Grand Concourse)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese
www.bronxworks.org    

Future Now at Bronx CC (University Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.bcc.cuny.edu/futurenow 

HighBridge Community Life Center (Highbridge)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, French
www.highbridgelife.org

Mosholu Montefiore Community Center (Norwood)
Language spoken: English
www.mmcc.org 

SoBRO (South Bronx)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.sobro.org

Brooklyn

Agudath Israel of America (Ditmas Park)
Languages spoken: Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Yiddish, Hebrew
212-809-5935

Cypress Hills Local Development Corporation (Cypress Hills)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.cypresshills.org

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

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

Fifth Avenue Committee (Cobble Hill)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.fifthavenuecommittee.org 

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

Lutheran Family Health Centers  (Park Slope)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Chinese
www.lutheranmedicalcenter.com/CommunityPrograms/Support/FamilyStrengtheningServices 

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

Ridgewood Bushwick Senior Citizens Council, Inc. (Bushwick)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
718-381-9653

Shorefront YM-YWHA  (Coney Island)
Languages spoken: English, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, Chinese
http://www.shorefronty.org/

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

Make the Road New York (Bushwick)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.maketheroadny.org

Manhattan

Agudath Israel of America (Lower Manhattan)
Languages spoken: Russian, Ukrainian, Georgian, Yiddish, Hebrew
212-809-5935

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

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

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

Indochina Sino-American community center (Lower East Side)
Languages spoken: English, Chinese (Cantonese, Fujianese, Mandarin, Shanghai), Vietnamese
http://www.isacc-ny.org

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

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp (Washington Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish
www.nmic.org

Union Settlement Association (East Harlem)
Languages spoken: Spanish
www.unionsettlement.org

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

Queens

Make the Road New York (Jackson Heights)
Languages spoken:  English, Spanish
www.maketheroadny.org

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

Central Queens Y (Central Queens)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Mandarin, Russian
www.cqy.org 

HANAC (Several Locations)
Languages spoken: Spanish, Greek
www.hanac.org

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

Queens Community House (Jackson Heights)
Languages spoken: English, Spanish, Bengali, French, Creole, Polish, Korean, Hindi
718-898-7461

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

YWCA of Queens (Several Locations)
Languages spoken: Chinese, Korean, Spanish
www.ywcaqueens.org

Staten Island

JCC of Staten Island (Several Locations)
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
www.SIJCC.org