"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.
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.
Financial support includes $15,000 toward goal-oriented expenses.
Funded with donations from the Hartfield Foundation and the United Way of Greater Charlottesville, Dreambuilders is designed to support parents in reaching any self-sufficiency goal.
The program lasts 16 weeks
Parents determine the type of goal the funding will help them reach.
Financial support includes $1,500 toward the desired goal.
Program activities are designed to elevate the value of education in the home.
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:
Weekly classes covering a variety of topics, from parenting, to self-care, to supporting a child's academic success.
Weekly learning activities that parents and children do together.
All things related to a child's learning, including school, extracurricular activities, and City of Promise coaching.
All parents have one-on-one coaching. Key Program participants must pursue a degree, certification, or licensure.
Improved grades, tracked by Power School accounts.
Greater sense of confidence and competence in school, tracked using the Student Academic & Youth Outcomes survey
RELEVANT READING AND RESEARCH
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