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ABC 7 Chicago: Expanded CCC Program Helps Students Get GED

3/23/2013 12:00 PM

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Each of the students in the City Colleges of Chicago's GED program has a story that tells why they didn't complete high school as a teenager.

"I dropped out of high school due to having a baby," said Shaunta Mays, 29. Like many students, this isn't the first time Mays has considered a return to school. But after 10 years and four children, she attests that the program has motivated her in working towards a nursing certificate. Mays and other students say the program has given them another chance at earning a GED. ... 

The Black United Fund at 1750 E. 71st Street is one of several community organizations partnering with the City Colleges of Chicago to offer 30 new locations where students can take courses.    

"Currently, we're the only GED provider in the South Shore community. So it helps all of those that do not have a high school diploma to have some place close in the neighborhood that they can walk to two days a week, four hours a day and earn that GED," said Karen Youngblood of Black United Fund.​   

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