Sponsored by the Nowodworski Foundation

Joseph’s Dance Studio (classes in person)
Zumba Belly (virtual/ZOOM)
Book Club (virtual/ZOOM)


Joseph’s Dance Studio

Classes in person
WHEN  Mondays
TIME  6:30pm – 7:30pm
PRICE  $10/session
First Class free.

Adult Class Instructor  Svitlana Dzyuba
Children Class Instructor  Volodymyr Dzyuba
LOCATION  72 Waverly St., Yonkers NY 10701
The school building at the back of Palace Royale parking lot.

Svitlana and Volodymyr are expert ballroom dance champions, instructors, and judges at World Ballroom Dance Council.
At Joseph´s Dance Studio we teach you and your child all the steps needed to be a ballroom dancer.

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced dancer, we help to learn salsa, merengue, cha-cha, or tango. This is to make you or your child look great in every life situation. No matter how perfect you are, we will teach confidence and star charisma.
You can drop off your child for a class and join the adults’ group.

To sign-in send an email to
Sanitary procedures required: face masks, social distancing, hand sanitizers on-site, and temperature check.

Zumba Belly

Virtual classes / ZOOM
Belly Dancing Classes
WHEN  Wednesdays
TIME   5:15pm–6:15pm
PRICE  $10/session
5 sessions $50, early bird $45
Instructor  Noora Eshams, a professional Middle Eastern Belly Dancer.

Nora has performed in street festivals, cancer donation events, tv shows, birthday parties, weddings, the Haiti earthquake relieve event, parades, business parties, restaurants, and many more events around the world. She has taught classes for all ages and ethnic background.
This class is great for exercise, toning, memory, and fun. Noora starts classes with a warm-up then into basic moves, isolations, and traveling steps to create choreographies. Comfortable clothes are recommended and dance shoes or barefooted.

Book Club

virtual meetings / ZOOM
WHEN  Mondays
TIME   5:00pm–6:00pm
Instructor  Nnenna Akoma-Ononaji, Milestones with Love.

Milestones With Love BOOK CLUB, 
family literacy initiative.
Coming together with others to read is very exciting and fun. It promotes love and friendship and improves social positive interaction. You share the joy and love of reading and experience all the positive benefits of literacy.  We meet for 45 minutes once or twice a week to read and discuss great books. We pick a book theme, read and then promote its holistic understanding.
All levels of reading are encouraged and we cheer as you improve and gain a greater reading level and understanding of content. We promote buddy and independent reading.

Preparing You For a New Career is Our Goal

CAST Community Outreach Program will provide you with the skills you need to progress in your life. We offer several courses to choose from and provide friendly, academically-oriented environment, which includes theory and hands-on experience. Our Wellness Programs help you to find great solutions for your body and mind needs.
Whether you need help selecting the perfect course, have questions about our curriculum, or need to make changes, our dedicated specialists have got you covered. Our selective hiring practices and in-person training cultivate the most talented, passionate instructors – with the personalities and real-world experience to match.

Convenient location
85 Linden St, Yonkers NY 10701

  • on-site parking
  • minutes to Saw Mill Pkwy
  • walking distance to Train Station
  • easy access to buses at Getty Square

Entrance  to parking & classes at 92 Waverly Street, Yonkers NY 10571. CAST building on the LEFT.



Due to Covid-19 CAST workshops are postponed.  

Security Guard Training
Fire Alarm
Cyber Security
Coding, Technology, Programming

Security Guard Training

WHEN  Mo, Tu, We, Thr, Fr
TIME  9:00am – 4:00pm
Instructor  Almus Wilson, JAG Security

Completing an approved security guard course and obtaining a New York license prepares you for an exciting career in protective services.
In accordance with the Security Guard Act of 1992 (“the Act”) security guard training school in New York State must be approved and licensed by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services. The Act also requires that security guard instructors be certified. The school provides training that consists of an eight-hour pre-certification course and a 16-hour in-service training course to be completed within 90 days of employment of a security guard. In addition, armed security guards must complete a 47-hour firearms training course. Both armed and unarmed security guards must complete an annual eight-hour in-service training course.
Security guards, also known as security officers, have the job of patrolling and inspecting property against illegal activities including theft and vandalism of property. They also safeguard property against fire, enforce property laws and work to deter all types of criminal activity.
Security guards are responsible for the safety of people and premises in the area that they are working in. They respond to alarms that may identify crimes, fires, and medical emergencies and use their training and expertise to handle the situation appropriately.
Security guards are alert individuals who are expected to look out for potential trouble and attempt to manage a non-savory situation.

Fire Alarm System

Sat / 20 hrs course
TIME  9:00am – 3:00pm
PRICE  $989, early bird discount $899
Study Materials  Fire Alarm System Handbook / Supplied images and video files to be shown in class.
Instructor  Henry Nazar

At the end of this course students will be able to…

  1. Understand the purpose and importance of a fire alarm system as well as describe the basic components and each of their function.
  2. Understand applicable codes and standards from IBC, NEC and NFPA 72 as it applies to Fire Alarm Systems.
  3. Understand the different circuit types: IDC, NAC and SLC and understand the devices and components that are connected to each circuit.
  4. Understand the wiring methods required and described in NEC section 760 as it applies to fire alarm systems.
  5. Understand how to read and interpret fire alarm plans.
  6. Complete hands-on projects using supplied tools and equipment.  Test the fire alarm system and provide and understanding of how to troubleshoot the system using electrical meters and other tools.


  1. Purpose and importance of a Fire Alarm System – What are the goals of the fire alarm system? What are some of its functions and how does the fire alarm system accomplish its goal?
  2. Basic types of fire alarm systems – Describe different types of fire alarm systems as described in NFPA 72. Discuss how each type of system is used in the industry or real world.
  3. Codes and standards – Describe and discuss IBC, NEC and NFPA 72 requirements as it applies to fire alarm systems.
  4. Fundamentals of the fire alarm system – What are the “parts” or system components that make up a basic fire alarm system.  Describe the function of: The Fire Alarm Control Panel, Booster power supplies, Data Gathering Panels, Initiating devices, Notification appliances, and monitoring equipment.  Discuss the different circuit types as it applies to a fire alarm system: IDC, NAC and SLC.
  5. Initiating devices – Discuss the various types of initiating devices such as smoke detectors, heat detectors, manual pull stations and water flow switches.  Use applicable sections of NFPA 72 and IBC (NYC BC if in NYC) to discuss where these devices are to be installed and how.
  6. Notification appliances – Describe the different types of notification appliances: strobes, horns, speakers and bells.  Discuss audible requirements for both low-rise and high-rise buildings (Temporal 3, EVAC Tone).  Discuss the differences between Class A and Class B circuit wiring as it applies to the notification appliances.
  7. Wiring Methods and NEC Code Requirements – Discuss the difference between NPLFA vs PLFA and discuss applicable NEC sections (NEC 760) as it applies to these types of wiring methods.
  8. Fire alarm Plans and Symbols – What are the symbols seen on a fire alarm plan.  Discuss and review electrical fire alarm plans using actual plans.  Interpret plan notes and tables to determine wiring type (Class A or Class B), location of devices and location of fire alarm equipment.
  9. Hands on projects – Using the accompanied technical Students will put together a Fire Alarm System using the following components: Fire Alarm Control Panel (Conventional – Zoned Panel), Smoke Detectors, Heat Detectors, Manual Pull Stations, Water Flow Switch, Sprinkler Control Valve, Remote Annunciator, Relays and modules.  Students will test the system using artificial smoke and will troubleshoot any issues with the system.

Cyber Security

BASIC COURSE: 6 weeks / 24 hrs
TIME  Tu, Thr / 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Sat. 9:30am–4:00pm
PRICE (basic) $200

ADVANCED COURSE:  8 weeks / 48 hrs
TIME  Mo, Tu, Thr / 4:30pm – 6:30pm. Sat. 9:30am–4:00pm
PRICE (advanced) $600
Instructor  Carol Ababio, CPS, Inc.

BASIC COURSE: Cyber Security for Beginners

  1. Introduction to Security
  2. Internet Security – Configuring Chrome / Firefox / Internet Explorer
  3. Security Settings
  4. Identity Theft
  5. Encryption
  6. Sandboxing
  7. Scanning Viruses using online tools
  8. Mobile Security
  9. Secure Online Shopping
  10. Securing your Emails
  11. Antivirus
  12. Configuring an Antivirus

All topics include hands-on labs.

Basic Terminology

  • Thread
  • Exploit
  • Vulnerability
  • Attacker
  • Attack
  • Data Theft

ADVANCED COURSE: “Security Plus” Certificate
Prerequisite: “Cyber Security for Beginners”
Test for Certificate

  1.  Computer virus
  2.  Rogue security software
  3.  Trojan horse
  4.  Adware and spyware
  5.  Computer worm
  6.  DOS and DDOS attack
  7.  Phishing
  8.  Rootkit
  9.  SQL Injection attack
  10.  Man-in-the-middle attack


WHEN  Tu, Thr
TIME  4:30pm–6:30pm &
Weekends: Sat, Sun, 9:00am–4:00pm
PRICE  $450
Instructor  Darly Coupet, Job Develment in Partnership with SBA and MWBE Gwookle Technology.

This sequence of courses gives you skills to develop great web pages using various languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Python and Linux. You will build in-demand skills sought after by Apple, Samsung, NASA, and Tesla.

HTML   Is the foundation of all web pages. Without HTML, you wouldn’t to be able to organize text or add images or videos. HTML is beginning of everything you need to know to create engaging web pages! You will learn all the common HTML tags used to structure HTML pages, the skeleton of all websites, and be able to create HTML tables to present tabular data efficiently.

CSS   Without CSS, every web page would be drab plain text and images that flowed straight down the page. With CSS, you can add color, background images and change your page to work of art! You will learn many aspects of styling web pages, be able to setup the correct file structure, edit text, colors, create attractive layouts, and customize the appearance of your web pages.

JavaScript  is among the most powerful and flexible programming languages of the web. It powers the dynamic behavior on most websites. It can be used for many things, including software development, mobile applications, and large systems development. Knowing Java opens a great deal of doors for you as a developer. You will learn programming fundamentals, including object-oriented programming OOP and build Java project as basic calculator, to help you practice along the way.

Python is a general –purpose, versatile and popular programming language. It’s great as a first language to learn because it is concise and easy to read. It is also a good language to have in any programmer’s stack as it can be used for everything from web and software development to scientific applications. This course is a great intro to both fundamental programing concepts and Python language. By the end, you will be comfortable programming in Python and taking your skills off the CAST platform and onto your own computer.

Linux is one of the most prominent examples of free and open-source software collaboration. The source code may be used, modified and distributed—commercially or non-commercially—by anyone under the terms of its respective licenses, such as the GNU General Public License.



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