• A year ago in September Ethel enrolled in Literacy New Jersey with the intention to get her GED. The mother of two school-aged children, Ethel was highly motivated and conscientious about getting a better job to support her family. Last December, Ethel passed the GED exam and has since started attending classes part-time at Union County College, where she is studying nursing. Ethel continues to work with a volunteer tutor to improve her math skills so that she might be successful at the college level.
• At 49 years old, Janet was looking to improve her life, having moved to the United States from Jamaica. Her goal was to pass the GED so she could get a job. For four months Janet worked with volunteer tutors to improve her test skills, and in December 2013 she passed the test. Janet is also attending Union County College working toward a Nursing Aide Certification.