Our afterschool and summer programs empower students to realize their full potential as learners and citizens through daily on-site programming led by highly qualified teachers and volunteers who work with students on homework, literacy, and creative projects.
Key Components of Building Blocks:
Programming is provided on-site for residents of partnering shelters and transitional housing facilities. All school-aged residents in grades K-8 are eligible to participate at no cost.
HCEF Afterschool Instructors develop a customized learning plan for each student to set personal goals and monitor progress throughout the program, with ongoing support by a consulting reading specialist. Volunteers provide valuable one-on-one tutoring and engage students in games and fun activities.
HCEF currently partners with 5 homeless housing agencies in Allegheny County to offer afterschool and summer programs.
Impact on children:
We have seen such a confidence boost and learning curve in his education since we started the program and now feel more at peace knowing he won’t be held back this year.
We love you guys, the program is awesome, it works and we can’t wait to have you back!
Thank you all again for the help from us all, this took a lot of stress off us. I’ve never had this much support in my life than I have now, this really means a lot to me, thanks again. I know soon we will be in a house and all this will be over with. I’ll do anything I have to do to make sure my family is in a safe place. You all are very nice people and deserve nothing but goodness in life.
Connect With Us:
Follow our program social accounts (@hopethroughlearning) for updates, tips, and resources!