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An Evaluation of the Philadelphia Youth Network’s GED-to-College Initiative

Began in October 2009

In October 2009, Philadelphia Youth Network (PYN) launched a pilot GED to College (GTC) initiative. Four unique providers, Congreso de Latinos Unidos, District 1199c Training and Upgrading Fund, People for People, Inc. (PFP), and Youth Empowerment Services (YES), were selected by a panel of PYN staff and local stakeholders to provide GED preparation, coordinate GED testing, and provide college preparation to a cohort of GTC students. After conducting pilot research on this initiative, RFA is continuing its evaluation of these efforts, with a particular focus on examining its impact on student attendance and success in college.

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