On June 29, Temple honored 85 recent graduates of the Center for Social Policy and Community Development’s (CSPCD) adult literacy and workforce development programs. The Commencement ceremony, which was held in Mitten Hall’s Great Court, acknowledged the graduates who have attained their General Equivalency Diploma (GED) or certifications in computer technology or medical office and accounts training.
Ulicia Lawrence, program coordinator for the Workforce Education and Lifelong Learning Program of CSPCD, told the graduates that earning their GED was just the first step in achieving success in life.
"The GED is not the end of the journey but the beginning. This achievement will open the doors to you," she said.
The Workforce Education and Lifelong Learning Program, Youth Employment Project, GED to College program and Technology Based Learning Initiative are part of CSPCD’s efforts to provide learning opportunities to Philadelphia residents, especially those residing in North Philadelphia, to enable learners to secure meaningful employment or to transition to post-secondary education.