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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.​

  • 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

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

PROGRAM PARTNERSHIPS

Our holistic approach includes important scaffolding to ensure parents and children have every opportunity to succeed. Those vital elements include the following:

Financial Coaching with Local Finance Experts