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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.

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

Mountains

 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.

DREAMBUILDERS

Enrollment for the Spring 2022 Dreambuilders Program is happening now.  The application deadline is February 15, 2022. Click the links below for more information.

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

STRONGER SELF-SUFFICIECNY FOR PARENTS AND TEENS

IMPROVED SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT FOR PARENTS AND GREATER ACHIEVEMENT IN SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN

IMPROVED WELL-BEING FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN

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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)