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By Hope House Milwaukee on 6/6/2014 2:42 PM

Participants in our Shining Stars Youth and Pathways to Progress programs are moving forward!

As spring gives way to summer, we begin to see caps, gowns and graduation celebrations - Hope House has been no exception! Here we are celebrating the hard work, perseverance and dedication of our Pathways to Progress GED students and two of the students in our Shining Stars Youth program. 
By Hope House Milwaukee on 5/17/2013 11:52 AM
Among the many services Hope House provides for both clients and community members is a tuition-free GED program run in partnership with the Milwaukee Area Technical College.Fred De La Rosa The program has been in existence for many years and located at Hope House since 1996. The General Educational Diploma is a series of tests that certify proficiency in five areas of learning: Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, Language Arts - Reading and Language Arts – Writing. MATC provides support for the program by supplying computers, software and books, while Hope House furnishes the classroom space and instruction and in emergency cases, will assist with covering the costs of testing. For individuals who did not earn a High School Diploma, the GED is the most accepted form of equivalency and a critical piece of the puzzle for securing stable employment and working one’s way out of poverty. With any instruction, a passionate educator can make all the difference in connecting with students, compelling them to do their best work and striving for success beyond the classroom; Hope House’s program is fortunate to have such an instructor in Fred De La Rosa.
By Hope House Milwaukee on 11/29/2010 12:00 AM
Education and employment are the first steps in preventing homelessness. Hope House offers low or no-cost GED preparation classes to help our residents and neighbors start successful careers.  Unemployment and low-wage jobs can be a quick route to homelessness. Without a high school diploma or GED, it is difficult for a person to land a job that can lift them from poverty. According to the National Coalition for the Homeless, a full-time minimum wage worker working full time, year round would earn $13,624 a year. This puts them almost 25% below the $18,310 poverty level for a family of three(1). Education is a crucial part of finding employment that will support a family.  At Hope House, we offer the opportunity to rise above poverty with the power of education. Our classes are very low-cost and offer one-on-one attention within individualized coursework. Students hone their skills in math, reading, writing, science, and social studies; this provides a basic foundation for not only passing their GED test,...

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