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The Education Center

Turning Point Brooklyn’s Education Center offers Adult Basic Education (ABE) classes, High School Equivalency (HSE) classes, and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes, at almost all skill levels. Over 800 people a year come to us for classes, though we don’t advertise. This is a testament to both Turning Point’s strong reputation, and the need for adult literacy services in Sunset Park.

All students at the Education Center receive individual counseling and advocacy assistance, as well as college access and career readiness counseling. Youth are embraced via Turning Point Brooklyn’s positive youth development model.

The Education center is also an official HSE test site, the only such test site located within a community-based organization in Brooklyn. In 2013, over 2,500 people took the HSE test at our facility.

Students enrolled at the Turning Point Education Center receive the following services, all under one roof:

  • Literacy and English Language acquisition
  • Pre-HSE and HSE classes for youth (16 years or older) and adults seeking to improve basic literacy skills, and earn their diploma
  • Certified Training Courses to become a Home Health Aid or Food Handler while learning English
  • ESOL classes for immigrants seeking to improve their English, at all skill levels
  • The new HSE test (the TASC); we are an official testing site with the New York State Department of Education
  • College access counseling and CUNY Bound prep classes
  • Career and job-readiness counseling and placement
  • Peer leadership and internship opportunities
  • In-house transitions: all programs are under one roof, resulting in seamless transitions between classes, testing, and counseling

Nothing Succeeds Like Success

We are inspired every day by the courage and dedication of our students. Their success
stories are the best testimonials we can offer to those who are wondering if they can
turn their own lives around, and to the generous supporters and community partners
who make this work possible.

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