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Education and Youth Development

Augustin Jean-Baptiste

​​​​​​​​​​ Augustin Jean-Baptiste, a native of Haiti, learned English at the age of 78 through his English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class at the CAMBA Education Center. Above Photo Credit: Matthew Septimus Photography at

CAMBA believes that all youth, whether rich or poor, need support while growing up and transitioning successfully into adulthood. We also recognize that education is a powerful tool for adults seeking to achieve self-sufficiency and success for themselves and their families. To address these needs CAMBA serves individuals at all learning stages in the following areas:

  • Education: The CAMBA Education Center offers classes to immigrants and speakers of other languages who need to develop or enhance their listening, speaking, reading, writing and numeracy skills in English. ​ Learn more>>
  • Career and College Preparation: ​ CAMBA’s Career and College Preparation programs help high school students and out-of-school youth earn their high school diplomas and prepare for college life​ Learn more>>
  • Community Centers: CAMBA’s Community Centers provide structured and flexible educational and enrichment activities for elementary through high school students and their families, six days per week. ​ Learn more>>
  • After-School Programs: CAMBA's after-school programs are part of NYC's Comprehensive After-School System. Programming includes clubs, homework help and recreation activities. ​Learn more>>
  • Partnerships: Learn more>>
  • Student Support:​ CAMBA offers a range of Student Support Programs in which high school students are guided to succeed academically, develop socially and advance toward graduation. ​Learn more>>
  • Teen Behavioral Interventions: CAMBA's Teen Behavioral Interventions provide in-school guidance, education and support for teens facing the prospect of pregnancy. ​​​​Learn more>>

​"CAMBA provides an atmosphere that motivates us to be successful -- I’m really thankful for the opportunity to further my education.”

Kimberly Peters, student at the CAMBA Education Center