CAMBA's Adult Literacy Center held its third annual Recognition Ceremony this month, to honor the strides made by the program's adult learners over the past year.
More than 100 family members, friends, CAMBA staff and fellow students gathered in the Flatbush Reform Church to celebrate the Center's Adult Basic Education and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) students, and its recent High School Equivalency Diploma recipients. Teachers took to the stage throughout the afternoon, recognizing all of their students and handing out special honors to those who have stood out among their peers - for accomplishments and performance in class, often in the face of adversity outside of the classroom.
This year's ceremony also included lunch and a line-up of diverse music and dance performance by Center students and staff.
CAMBA's Adult Literacy Center serves almost 1,000 adults each year in the Flatbush and East Flatbush communities. Beyond English and literacy, the Center's classes include math, civics, U.S. history and computer-assisted technology training. All classes are free and taught by professional instructors.