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NEDP Graduate Stories

For NEDP graduates, completing a high school diploma opens the opportunity to transition to postsecondary education, improve employment options, provide positive role models for their children, and improve their lives in other significant ways.

The personal testimonials below are just a few of the success stories of our graduates.


Pursuing Higher Education, Improving Employment Opportunities,
and Changing Lives!

NEDP Expands at South Baltimore Learning Center

Maryland — The South Baltimore Learning Center in Maryland has completed a $90,000 building renovation to expand the space for its National External Diploma Program which has experienced steadily increasing enrollment.

In celebration of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week, the South Baltimore Learning Center hosted a well-attended event and open house in its historic building to show off the light-filled floor, a customized space designed specifically for NEDP clients to meet with their Advisors/Assessors.

Congressman John Sarbanes pledged his ongoing support for adult education. NEDP graduate Bahiya Abdul-Aziz spoke movingly of her accomplishment in the NEDP and told the audience that she now is enrolled at Howard Community College. Teresa Bestor of the U.S. Department of Education; Patricia Tyler, Maryland State Director of Adult Education; Stacey Downey, Director of the NEDP; and Jeff Carter of the National Coalition of Literacy each gave remarks.

To read more about South Baltimore NEDP graduate, Bahiya Abdul-Aziz, please go to page 5 of this article.

CASAS NEDP gave the South Baltimore Learning Center a gift of mouse pads and screen cleaners for the new computers in their inaugural space.

Congratulations, South Baltimore Learning Center!


Jeff Carter, Sonia Socha, Patricia Tyler, Teresa Bestor, and Stacey Downey  


South Baltimore Learning Center Renovated Space Dedicated to NEDP

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