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  • Students will earn diplomas at June 29 Las Artes ceremony

    Jun 20, 2018 | Read More News
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    Students who have battled economic hardships, faced the challenges of parenting and spent time homeless will pick up their High School Equivalency Diploma (GED) certificates from Pima County’s Las Artes Arts & Education Center Friday, June 29, at a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Dunbar Cultural Center, 325 W. Second St. All are welcome.
    Las Artes graduates
    Eighteen students are expected to graduate at the ceremony, which will be headlined by a congratulatory address from Rosemary CoraCruz, community services manager for Pima County’s Community Services, Employment and Training Department. Pima County District 5 Supervisor and Board Chair Richard Elias will offer welcoming remarks. 

    Las Artes combines structured classroom study with community art projects to prepare students age 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, which enables the students to be more successful in the classroom.

    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 more than 25 years ago and has helped more than 600 students obtain their HSE Diploma. For more information, please visit Las Artes online.