We plant learning centers inside apartment buildings in low-income and crime-ridden neighborhoods—where no one else is willing to go. Staffed with committed staff and volunteers, children are provided with practical support that leads to documented neighborhood transformation.
We bring a positive change to the neighborhoods. Our work gives children a feeling of safety and hope, even in the midst of brokenness.
By bringing our services to the children, we tailor our resources to meet the specific needs of each community.
We empower children and families to envision and pursue a brighter future by equipping them with the necessary skills and resources to turn their dreams into reality.
We get to celebrate the achievements of the children we serve as their neighborhoods transform into safe and nurturing environments where they can learn, grow, and thrive.
Confidence replaces fear
Proficiency replaces failure and hopelessness
Graduation rates improve and crime rates reduce
Positive behaviors that promote physical, mental, and emotional wellbeing are developed
Our educational programs are designed to help children excel academically and are aligned with each school's reading program. In addition, our dedicated volunteers serve as mentors to improve reading comprehension, math skills, and homework completion.
We foster hope and skill-building for a bright future by emphasizing both creativity and knowledge in the five key areas of STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics.
To prevent learning loss during the summer months, we offer a six-week summer series that promotes academic development while also providing fun and unique experiences that broaden children's horizons.
National and local business leaders interact with children to give them an “outside their world” experience of leadership and opportunity that excites and inspires them.
To support growth and encourage healthy lifestyles, we model and teach healthy eating habits and nutrition to children by providing nutritious snacks and engaging them in our community garden where they learn about growing and preparing healthy foods.
We strive to build healthy relationships and cultivate an ethic of giving back through various service projects in cooperation with local police, schools, and leaders. These projects provide children with valuable opportunities to connect with their community and make a positive impact.