Education programs provide youth and adults with pathways to self sufficiency through academic success and parent involvement in education systems. Programs include: Parents of Preschoolers (POPS) and Early Childhood Education (ECE), Homework Club (HWC), Academic Summer Day Camp (ASDC), and Adult Education classes.
Early Childhood Education & Parents of Preschoolers
POPS and ECE programs work in tandem to improve the short and long-term academic, social, and cognitive outcomes in the lives of impoverished parents and their young children in San Jose, CA. Parents of Preschoolers are provided with ESL skills to facilitate healthy development, ensuring they have the ability to speak to a child’s teacher or physician, as well as parenting classes that teach positive approaches to raising their children.
While these parents are in class, ECE classes are offered to their Preschoolers, ages one year to 5 years old. The children look forward to attending classes that prepare them for kindergarten by teaching them to remember letters, numbers, shapes, colors, how to write their names, and follow directions as well as socialize with peers.
Homework Club and Academic Summer Day Camp
HWC (grades 1-8) and ASDC (grades 4-8) work to improve the short and long-term academic, social, and emotional outcomes of low-income, at-risk children in San Jose, CA. Students receive individual and group academic guidance, and home and teacher visits aimed at supporting their path to higher education and civic engagement by engaging over 40 volunteers each year who are committed to empowering the next generation of community leaders through academic support and mentoring relationships.
Familias Unidas (Families United) is a 12 workshop program that seeks to join parents together to learn about the school system and the importance of being involved in their child's education. The various workshops educate parents on their rights, the dynamics of the school district, how to create a relationship with their child's teacher and much more. Workshops are offered in Spanish and English. Parents registering for HWC must attend a 12-week series.