Education Center

Home of Sunset Park Literacy Zone

Above: Jimmy, former Turning Point student
Below: Fan, former Turning Point student

About the Education Center

Turning Point Education Center is a community-based program offering free ABE/HSE & English classes, counseling, college & career support services, and the HSE test.  Students need to be at least 16 years old to be in class.

For info about classes, please email .

For info about the HSE test, please click here.

Location:423 39th St. (between 4th Ave. and 5th Ave. – map it )
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Subway: D,N,R trains to 36th Street Station
Bus:  B35, B37, B70, or B63.



Student stories

We want our students to speak for themselves.

New HSE Test

As you may have heard, New York State will be adopting a *new* High School Equivalency (HSE) test in 2014.  The GED will no longer be the official test.  If you’d like info about the new HSE test, we recommend exploring the official website:  

Helpful Links

  • YouCanToo!:  Videos from other NYC students returning to school.
  • We Are New York (WANY):  Emmy Award-winning television show created to help immigrant New Yorkers practice English, while informing them of city resources.  Watch online, and find ways to programs to practice English all over the city.  Turning Point classes use WANY materials in the classroom and in our conversation classes.
  • Know Before you Enroll:  When choosing a school or training program, be careful to choose a legitimate program.  This website offers tremendous resources to help you choose.

Working Partners

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