"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.
Dreambuilders supports school success goals for children and self-sufficiency goals for parents.
The program lasts 19 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.
The Key Program was piloted from January 2021-January 2023
The program required parents to pursue an education and training goal.
Financial support included $15,000 to supplement parents' income so they could focus on learning
Program activities were 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
Greater self-sufficiency, tracked using the Arizona Self-sufficiency Matrix
Greater engagement in their child's learning, tracked by self-reporting
RELEVANT READING AND RESEARCH
RE S E AR C H RE P O R T
Escaping Poverty Predictors of Persistently Poor Children’s Economic Success