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 is available to young adults between the ages of 17.5 and 24 who are
CEPS services will be provided by community-based organizations (CBOs) under contract with DOP. The CBOs will provide a structured program that combines high-quality instruction, personal support and career development within a youth development framework.
CEPS will enable young adults to get back on track to receive a GED and pursue higher education and a career.
The Youth Development Institute will provide capacity building and technical assistance to the CBOs.
The following organizations will offer the CEPS program to probation clients:
|Settlement Housing Fund - DREAMS/Youth Build|
|1615 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11233 &|
1604 St. John's Place, Brooklyn, NY 11233
|Brooklyn Public Library|
East New York
|665 New Lots Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11207|
|Union Settlement Association, Inc.|
|1775 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10029|
|The Fortune Society|
|625 West 140th Street, New York, NY 10040|
|91-14 Merrick Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11432 &|
108-41 Guy Brewer Boulevard, Jamaica, NY 11433
|Federation Employment and Guidance Services, Inc.|
|412-424 East 147th St, 4th Fl, Bronx, NY 10455|
|East Side House, Inc.|
|201 St. Ann's Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454 &|
337 Alexander Avenue, Bronx, NY 10454