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Community Education Pathways to Success (CEPS)

Overview: An intensive literacy program that also provides participants with career help.

Participant Age: 17.5-24

Details: Of the approximately 8,800 16-24 year-olds on probation, more than 70% do not have either a high school diploma or a GED. There are many reasons why these young adults do not complete high school, but a significant percentage of them have trouble with reading, writing and mathematics. CEPS is focused on raising the literacy level of young adults.

CEPS helps young probation clients to get back on track to receive a GED and pursue higher education and a career.

The Youth Development Institute is providing capacity building and technical assistance to our partner CBOs.

The following organizations are providing CEPS program to probation clients:  


Site Address
The Fortune Society
625 West 140th Street, New York, NY 10040
Queens Library
91-14 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 &
108-41 Guy Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11433
Federation Employment and Guidance Services, Inc.
South Bronx
412-424 East 147th St, 4th Fl, Bronx, NY 10455
East Side House, Inc.
South Bronx
201 St. Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454 &
337 Alexander Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454