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Education and Youth Development

​​​​​​​​​ CAMBA_052615_0357-468px.jpgAugustin Jean-Baptiste, a native of Haiti, learned English at the​ age of 78 through his English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class at CAMBA’s Adult Literacy Center. Above Photo Credit: Matthew Septimus Photography at

CAMBA believes that all youth, whether rich or poor, nee​d 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:

  • Adult Literacy: CAMBA's Adult Literacy 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 u​​​​​​s t​o be suc​cessful -- I’m really tha​nkfu​l for the opportunity to further my education.”

Kimberly Peters, student at CAMBA’s Adult Literacy Center