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The Gift of a GED

Friends of the Dallas Public Library received two grants recently to expand GED offerings at Dallas libraries.  The Atmos Energy GED® testing center opened to the public in mid-November on the third floor of the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library in downtown Dallas. Communities Foundation of Texas also provided a grant of $20,000 to fund a no-cost, online GED® Academy Test Prep course.

We share a testimonial from a recent GED
graduate -- Isamar Cabrales wanted to earn her GED® before her baby was born.  She was concerned that between studying for the test, saving money to pay for the test and registering to take the test, she may not have time.  By studying with the Dallas Public Library’s online GED Academy, she was able to prepare for the test and passed all four sections.  It took her three months to earn her GED instead of the year she was expecting it to take.  Most importantly, she was able to reach her goal before the baby was born. 

 “A lot of people should take advantage of the study program because it helps you prepare for the actual exam,” said Cabrales.  “I am referring my cousin to the Library’s GED program because I know he will be in good hands.”

This holiday season, give the gift of education -- make a donation to support Dallas Public Library GED programs by clicking here. Your support will directly impact adult education in Dallas.

To learn more about the Dallas Public Library's ongoing literacy programs, please visit this page.


Friends of the Dallas Public Library, Inc.
1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX 75201
P: 214.670.1458 | F: 214.670.1453 | Friends@FoDPL.org