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.
Impact on children:
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.