February 01, 2010
St. John’s University’s Committee on Latin American and
Caribbean Studies (CLACS) will continue to offer this semester free
basic education (including English) and GED classes.
These classes are made possible thanks to a three year grant in
Adult Literacy that Dr. Alina Camacho-Gingerich, Chair of CLACS and
professor of Languages and Literatures, received from the New York
City Department of Youth and Community Development (NYC
DYCD). Under this grant, all textbooks and materials will be
offered to participants free of charge.
This program, in tune with St. John’s Vincentian mission, will
assist adults of all ethnic backgrounds to become literate and
obtain the necessary skills to secure employment, become
self-sufficient, and pursue further education.
Individuals eligible to participate must be at least 16 years of
age and not enrolled or required to be enrolled in secondary school
under New York State law.
The class schedule for the semester (February thru May) at St.
John’s University’s Queens campus reads as follows:
M: Marillac Hall, Room 111A - 6:15 PM – 9:45
T: Marillac Hall, Room 111A - 6:15 PM – 9:45 p.m.
W: Marillac Hall, Room 111A - 6:15 PM – 9:45
Th: Marillac Hall, Room 111A - 6:15 PM – 9:45 p.m.
Sat: Marillac Hall, Room 226A - 9:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
For additional information and registration please contact St.
John’s University’s Committee on Latin American and Caribbean
Studies (CLACS) at 718-990-5829 or by e-mail at email@example.com.