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Students will earn their High School Equivalency Diplomas at Nov. 2 Las Artes ceremony

Oct 24, 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, Nov. 2, at a 10 a.m. ceremony at the Dunbar Cultural Center, 325 W. Second St. All are welcome.
Las Artes graduation
Twenty-three students are expected to graduate at the ceremony, which will be headlined by a congratulatory address from Dustin Williams, Pima County Schools Superintendent. Pima County District 2 Supervisor Ramón Valadez will serve as master of ceremonies. 

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 sponsored by Pima County’s Community Services, Employment and Training Department and SER-Jobs for Progress. Located at 23 W. 27th St. in South Tucson, the program began in 1992 and has helped more than 600 students obtain their GED. For more information, please visit Las Artes online or call 520-724-5050.