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  • Fifteen students will earn GEDs from Las Artes

    Oct 26, 2015 | Read More News
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    Fifteen students who have battled economic hardships, faced the challenges of parenting and spent time homeless will pick up their General Education Development (GED) certificates from Pima County’s Las Artes Arts & Education Center Friday, Oct. 30, at a 10 a.m. ceremony at Pima Community College’s downtown campus, 1255 N. Stone Ave., in the Amethyst Room. 

    Las Artes studentLas Artes combines structured classroom study with community art projects to prepare students ages 17-22 for the GED tests. Their murals, ceramic tiles and other artwork can be seen across Pima County. 

    Qualified case managers coach and counsel students on a variety of issues ranging from language barriers to anger management to legal intervention so they can be more successful in the classroom.

    The keynote speaker for the ceremony is Brittany Moreno, a 2010 Las Artes graduate who is presently employed by the Arizona Department of Corrections.

    Las Artes is a program of the Pima County Community Services, Employment and Training Department. Located at 23 W. 27th St. in South Tucson, the program began nearly 20 years ago and has helped more than 500 students obtain their GED. For more information, please visit Las Artes online.