HAYWARD -- South Hayward Parish is offering free classes to prepare adults to take the General Education Development, or GED, exam.
The classes will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Mondays starting Aug. 20 at the Family Resource Collective in South Hayward Parish, 27287 Patrick Ave. If passed, the GED certifies that the person has high school level academic skills, a requirement for many jobs.
The parish also provides scholarships to offset some of the cost of taking the test.
In addition, free math and reading tutoring classes are planned for 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning Aug. 21. The classes also will be held at the Family Resource Collective.
Both series of classes will be in English.
South Hayward Parish is an interfaith nonprofit organization serving underprivileged communities in Hayward. For more information, call 510-785-3663.