The School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center, Inc.
A 501 (c)3 nonprofit located in Southwest Queens, New York, empowers underserved women of all races and faiths to reach the fullness of their potential. Within a safe and welcoming environment the Center provides free programs that educate and nurture the whole person. This Catholic sponsored Center is rooted in the belief that women are agents of transformation for the family, society, and the world.
“…The world can be changed through the education of persons.”
At the SSND Education Center we envision :
- A safe place where women enter into a community of support and encouragement.
- The development of self sufficient individuals who improve their self esteem
- Comprehensive educational programs that prepare women for further education
- An environment that addresses the needs of the whole person and is distinguished by excellence and professionalism.
- Each year, SSNDEC hosts a Wine & Cheese Harvest gathering for friends and supporters. Click here for highlights of this year's gathering which included visits from the Queens & King of our Mardi Gras, Assemblywoman Cathy Nolan, and Congressman Joe Crowley.
- The School Sisters of Notre Dame Educational Center will offer classes to prepare students for the high school equivalency diploma test (formerly called GED). Classes are for women 19 years old and older and are held Monday through Friday, 8:45-1:30. The Educational Center is located at 87-04 88th Avenue, Woodhaven, 718-738-0588. To register, come to the Educational Center on Monday, September 8 or Tuesday, September 9, between 9:00-2:00. Classes will begin on Thursday, September 11. Click here for more details.
- We've added a new section to the site - SSNDEC In The News, a collection of our media appearances
- In June, SSNDEC was featured on the front page of the Leader-Observer. Click here to read it.
- In the first week of June, SSNDEC held two Closing Ceremonies – one for ESL (English as a Second language) and another for HSE (High School Equivalency, formerly GED). Click here for coverage of our ESL Closing Ceremony. And click here for coverage of our HSE Closing Ceremony.
- Congratulations to the winners of the Spring Benefit Raffle that was run by the students of SSNDEC. The winners are Mary Cherif (1st Prize $250 Metrocard), Rev.Frank Tumino (2nd Prize $200 Metrocard), and Lena Maurena (3rdPrize $150 Metrocard). Many thanks to everyone who supported our students and our center by purchasing a raffle ticket!