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Help for fathers to get their HSE or prep for college

CUNY Fatherhood Academy by City University of New York (CUNY) and Young Men's Initiative (YMI)

Services Provided Help with finding work, High School Equivalency (HSE or GED) prep

Eligibility Adults, Youth and young adults

Schedule 3 to less than 6 months, Part-time

Last Updated Last updated 1 day ago

CUNY Fatherhood Academy is a free program designed to help you be a great dad.

Unemployed and underemployed dads can get help meeting their educational goals and getting new and better jobs. There are many supports including

  • GED preparation classes
  • tutoring
  • individualized counseling
  • parenting seminars
  • financial incentives (like stipends, gift cards, and MetroCards)
  • job preparation

Who it's for Who it's for

There are two tracks for the program, each with their own eligibility criteria:

High School Equivalency Prep

  • NYC Resident
  • 18-30 years old
  • Father or expectant father
  • Committed to participating and completing the program.

College Prep

  • NYC Resident
  • 18-30 years old
  • Father or expectant father
  • Cannot currently be enrolled in college
  • Limited to having a maximum of 12 college credits
  • HS diploma, HSE diploma, or GED
  • Committed to participating and completing the program.

Next Steps

Apply to the program through one of these CUNY colleges:

  • Kingsborough Community College – apply
  • Hostos Community College – apply
  • LaGuardia Community College – apply

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