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Grant deals an ACE to CSI-allied program -

Grant deals an ACE to CSI-allied program - "Grant deals an ACE to CSI-allied program
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Staten Island Advance

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The New York State Department of Labor recently awarded the New York Center for Interpersonal Development a Disconnected Youth Training Award in the amount of $221,000.

The award will allow the center to expand its existing Achievement in Career and Education program.

ACE is a New York City Department of Youth and Community Development program that provides educational and occupational training to out-of-school youths under the Workforce Investment Act.

In collaboration with the Office of Continuing Education and Professional Development at the College of Staten Island, the ACE program affords young people between the ages of 17 and 21 the opportunity to earn their GED and obtain occupational training.

The award will allow ACE to hire a staffer dedicated to helping the students enroll in college, research and apply for college scholarships, and tour colleges and universities.

The award also provides the necessary funding to enroll 25 ACE participants in the nursing assistant program and 10 ACE participants in the hospitality industry training program at the College of Staten Island. The funding also allows for training for the National Work Readiness Credential, the first national standards-based assessment and portable credential for entry-level workers. Services will enhance the opportunities for education and training for NYCID's current population of 60 out-of-school youth.

NYCID is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970 and is based at 130 Stuyvesant Pl., 5th floor, St. George.

For more information on the ACE program, call Jennifer Saladis, program manager, at 718-947-4051."

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