Hostos Community College CUNY Fatherhood Academy (CFA), which began at LaGuardia Community College in 2012, is a comprehensive program designed to promote responsible parenting and economic stability for unemployed and underemployed young fathers through education, employment, and personal development. Increasing familial engagement, attaining a High School Equivalency (HSE) diploma, and acquiring gainful employment are all essential goals for the participants enrolled in the CFA. The program’s central focus is to help young fathers prepare for and enroll into college with the understanding that earning a college degree is the most effective path toward providing long-term economic sustainability for themselves and their families. CUNY Fatherhood High School Equivalency (HSE) Cohort At Hostos, participants will receive: Preparation for the TASC, NY’s high school equivalency exam Career and educational exploration Preparation for college enrollment and job placement Work experience through internships and/or part-time jobs Workshops on important parenthood topics including familial bonding, health, and financial literacy. To be eligible you must: Be a male between the ages of 18 and 28 years Be eligible to work in the United States (citizen, have a green card, or have a work visa) Not be enrolled in college or another training program Have a child or be expecting a baby. CUNY Fatherhood College & Training Cohort At Hostos, participants will receive: Preparation for the CUNY Assessment tests to gain entrance to college Assistance with college enrollment, financial aid and required documents needed for college or vocational training Career and educational exploration Work experience through internships and/or part-time jobs Workshops on important parenthood topics To be eligible you must: Be a male between the ages of 18 and 30 years Be eligible to work in the United States (citizen, have a green card, or have a work visa) Have a child or be expecting a baby Interested in attending college or vocational training Orientation sessions will be scheduled soon, but please fill out Orientation Session Application and a staff person will contact you to provide additional information about the program, assess your eligibility and register you for an upcoming session.