St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center Offering More GED™ Classes at Eastside Location Starting Oct. 5
In a continued effort to help students reach their full potential, St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center (SVSF Center) has added another day of free GED™ classes, to its Eastside Campus, at 9641 Harper Avenue in Detroit (in the Neighborhood Service Organization building). Classes will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Thursdays, beginning Oct. 5.
Focused on helping Detroit adults become more self-sufficient and contributing members to the community and economy through education, SVSF’s GED™ completion program has successfully helped adults move towards meaningful employment or college much sooner. These programs are free and individualized, and are available to all Detroit residents aged 18 and older.
The addition of the GED classes at the Eastside Campus is just the latest in expansions. Earlier this year, SVSF added GED classes on Wednesday evening at its Central Campus located at Focus: HOPE.
SVSF is accepting both students and volunteers willing to tutor them. Guided by the SVSF staff, volunteers receive orientation and training in order to best serve this population.
Adults interested in enrolling in SVSF’s GED™ program may call (313) 535-9200. Individuals interested in volunteering should contact Beth Kraft at (313) 535-9200, x3104.
About St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center
St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher Center began in 1844 as St. Vincent’s Academy in Detroit, a kindergarten for orphaned children. The organization evolved through the years and moved to Farmington Hills, establishing an adoption/foster care residence for children. In 2006, when policies and the economy changed, the Center closed its residential doors, but wanted to continue to fulfill its mission of serving at-risk children and adults. Identifying the significant need, the Center returned to Detroit and its roots of education and now provides free, personalized educational support for children and adults. These programs are designed to help build self-sufficiency skills for academic and employment success, personal achievement and dignity. Visit http://www.svsfcenter.org/ to learn more.
To enroll, students must first attend an Introduction Session,
available at these times and locations:
Main Campus — West Side
20900 Grand River Ave., Detroit, MI 48219
Tuesday: 10:00 a.m., 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
East Campus (Neighborhood Service Org.)
9641 Harper, Detroit, MI 48213
Monday Morning: 9:00 a.m.
Thursday Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.
New Center Campus (Wayne Metro Agency)
7310 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI 48202
Monday Afternoon: 1:30 p.m.
Central Campus (Focus: HOPE)
1200 Oakman Blvd., Detroit, MI 48238
Wednesday: 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Mid-Town Campus (COTS)
26 Peterboro, Detroit, MI 48201
Monday: 9 a.m.
Call (313) 535-920