Mother & Daughter Graduate Together

| By Gale Staff | Esperanza Torres Carrillo was determined to graduate high school by the time her daughter Amy graduated from 5th grade in June 2019. With that goal in mind, in September 2018, she enrolled in Career Online High School (COHS) through the Los Angeles Public Library, earning her diploma just eight months later, … Read more

A Second Chance at Earning a High School Diploma

| By Gale Staff | Two Richland County residents look forward to graduating from their local library’s Career Online High School program. Richland County resident Jason Scott learned the cost of leaving high school at 17 to care for his infant daughter. “Since 1988, I couldn’t get those better-paying jobs without a diploma.” Things are … Read more

Oklahoma Libraries as a Gateway to Citizenship

To meet Oklahoma’s demand for services to non-native English speakers, the Oklahoma Department of Libraries (ODL) recently launched a citizenship and immigration pilot project that enables libraries to provide useful information about immigration and citizenship benefits. In collaboration with library-based literacy programs, the project promotes awareness and understanding of citizenship while reinforcing English language skills. … Read more

New Jersey State Library Offers the Opportunity to Earn a High School Diploma

Nearly one in eight adults 25 and older in New Jersey does not have a high school diploma. Career Online High School, a new program sponsored by the New Jersey State Library, aims to change that. Using grants from the state and the Clinton Global Initiative, six libraries—Camden, Elizabeth, Long Branch, Scotch Plains, Somerset County, … Read more

Inspiring Video about Cincinnati Public Library’s “Making Dreams Come True” Program

The Cincinnati Public Library has launched the “Making Dreams Come True” program. Built on the Career Online High School platform, this innovative program enables adult learners (21 or older) in Ohio’s Hamilton County, to realize their dreams of a high school diploma and a more rewarding work life. The program takes about 18 months. The … Read more