The Sacred Heart Center is one of the few organizations in the Richmond Metro area that offers preparation for the GED exam in Spanish. This program opens the door for participants to improve their earning capacity and/or pursue advanced studies. In the 2017-2018 program year 130 students received instruction. 11 students received their GED certificate and 6 more passed one or more subject exams
Primary Population Served
I came to the United States on January 27, 2016. My mother came to the US when I was 8 years old, so I had not seen her since then. When I came, I tried to enter High School, but they told me I could not be accepted as I was 22 years old. My sister suggested that I reach out to Sacred Heart Center to pursue my GED. I started taking my GED class at night, as I was working during the day. I worked from 8 am to 5 pm so I could go to the Center to take my classes from 6 pm to 9 pm. After I finished my GED classes I started taking classes to work towards my dream of studying Software Development at a four-year college. -Johan Johan recently received the 2019 Ida Hill scholarship and is attending classes at J. Sargent Reynolds Community College!!!