Queens Library Foundation’s Jeanne Elmezzi Learning Center
The Jeanne Elmezzi Adult Learning Center, located in Long Island City, provides lifelong learning opportunities to address the needs of the diverse and changing populations of Queens through free, quality educational programs and services that include Adult Basic Education (ABE), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), and preparation for individuals seeking a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma. The Center also has a full-time case manager to assist with domestic-violence referrals, employment, housing application assistance, childcare, immigration, and general information services.
In Fiscal Year 2013 (July 1, 2012 – June 30, 2013), the program served 898 individuals with ESOL and 723 with ABE.
Also in Fiscal Year 2013: 41 individuals obtained jobs; 147 attended a job skills workshop; 367 improved their computer skills; 170 were referred to training; 87 entered training; 9 entered higher education; 4 passed their GEDs; and 26 obtained citizenship.
So far in Fiscal Year 2014, 10 individuals have passed their GEDs.