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FAMILY EMPOWERMENT

"Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom."

- George Washington Carver

Research shows that a child's success in school is linked to their parents' level of educational attainment.  That is why our Family Empowerment programs offer a dual-generation strategy for academic achievement. Anchored in family literacy,

workshops and activities enable parents to reach important self-sufficiency goals as they learn and grow together with their children.

Key in the Lock

KEY PROGRAM

 Funded with a $100,000 donation, The Key Program is designed to build generational wealth through education.

  • The program lasts two years.​ No new participants will be enrolled before November 2022.

  • The first cohort includes four households.

  • Parents enroll in education and training that will help them secure career-track employment.

  • Participants receive a laptop computer and training.

  • Financial support includes $15,000 toward goal-oriented expenses.

Mountains

 Funded with a $15,000 donation from the Hartfield Foundation, Dreambuilders is designed to support parents in reaching any self-sufficiency goal. 

  • The program lasts 12 weeks​

  • The first cohort includes 7 households (2 empty-nesters and 5 parents of school-age children)

  • Parents determine the type of goal the funding will help them reach. 

  • Participants receive a laptop computer and training.

  • Financial support includes $1,500 toward the desired goal.

DREAMBUILDERS

Enrollment for the Fall 2021 Dreambuilders Program is currently closed.  A new application cycle will begin in February 2022.

For details, contact: Dawn Lawson * 434-989-2593

OUR FAMILY LITERACY MODEL

City of Promise staff received training from the National Center for Families Learning  to implement principles of its evidence-based model which includes the following components:

PARENT TIME

Weekly classes on parenting, finances, and supporting a child's academic success.

P.A.C.T. TIME

Weekly learning activities that parents and children do together.

CHILD'S EDUCATION

All things related to a child's learning, including school, extracurricular activities, and City of Promise coaching.

ADULT'S EDUCATION

Key Program participants must pursue a degree, certification, or licensure. 

EXPECTED OUTCOMES

HIGHER EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT FOR PARENTS

BETTER EMPLOYMENT AND HIGHER WAGES 

IMPROVED READING SCORES, SCHOOL ATTENDANCE,AND ACHIEVEMENT FOR CHILDREN

STRONGER PARENT ENGAGEMENT IN SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY

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ENVISION 
City of Promise has joined The United Way of Greater Charlottesville in a 5-year initiative to lift 1800 families out of poverty:


To learn more, click Here
To enroll as an envision client, click the form below
Envision Application (jotform.com)