The Allegheny County Department of Human Services – Office of Community Services sponsors the 21st Century Community Learning Center program to increase children’s school attendance and academic performance and to decrease disciplinary referrals.
Project Discovery assists low-income and potential first generation youth in accessing and preparing for post-secondary education opportunities.
The Community Action Commission sponsors Across Ages as an intergenerational mentoring program working to increase the protective factors for high risk youth in order to prevent, reduce, or delay the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs and the problems associated with such use.
Garrett County Community Action Committee works in partnership with the Garrett County Board of Education to support teachers, children and families in achieving school readiness.
Fayette County Community Action Agency has developed a Campus of Services as a community development initiative to promote integrated human services in combination with affordable housing.
The Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project developed the Coronado Infant Center to enable teen mothers to learn parenting skills and to stay enrolled in school.
Total Action for Progress (TAP) has developed the Dumas Center for Artistic & Cultural Development as a collaborative of non-profit organizations dedicated to providing area citizens of all races and socio-economic backgrounds – especially youth – with opportunities to gain life enriching appreciation and to develop talent in the visual, cultural, performing and historic arts.
Community Action operates an Early Head Start classroom at a women’s correctional facility to serve as a positive link between the parent, the caregiver and the EHS staff leading to greater growth for the child and parent.
The Valley Opportunity Council’s Educational Opportunity Center provides families and individuals the educational tools necessary to succeed.
The Greater Erie Community Action Committee sponsors the Educational Talent Search and Upward Bound Programs to help low-income students succeed in high school and enter college in order to participate more fully in America’s economic and social life.
Sunbelt Human Advancement Resources, Inc. (SHARE) has developed the EDGES Program to assist youth ages 14-21 with workforce readiness through improved educational and skills attainment.
The Union-Snyder Community Action Agency established the Families Learning Together Program as a family literacy and self-sufficiency initiative for adults with basic education needs and at least one child in third grade or under.
Financial literacy education is a key element of ROMA National Goal 1: Low-Income People Become More Self-Sufficient.
Community Action of Southern Indiana coordinates the Grassroots Prevention Coalition to reduce youth alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse.
Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority established the Hispanic Mentoring Program to help students succeed in school and reach their potential to live successful adult lives.
Springfield Partners for Community Action sponsors KIDS DAY as a day of entertainment, educational information and fun experiences for preschool and school-aged children and their families. Proceeds from the event support the Champions of Character and Springfield Partners’ Scholarship Programs.
Community Action Southwest established the Kindergarten Club to increase school readiness and school success for children entering kindergarten.
Mentoring is an element of ROMA National Goal 1: Low-Income People Become More Self-Sufficient as reflected in benefits to mentors, in addition to a growing number of studies that have revealed significant associations between youth’s involvement in mentoring relationships and positive developmental outcomes.
Tompkins Community Action created the Primary School Family Support Program to promote educational success for young children.
Total Action for Progress established Project Recovery as a dropout retrieval program to foster completion of high school or participation in remedial alternative education, job-related learning and/or employment.
The Harvard Family Research Project strives to promote more effective educational practices, programs, and policies for disadvantaged children and youth.
People Incorporated developed the Reading for Jobs Program to provide at-risk youth with individualized instruction to improve academic performance and to promote job readiness through pre-employment skills training.
Audubon Area Community Services established the Serious and Violent Offenders Program to promote successful re-entry and reduced recidivism among youth offenders at higher risk of re-offending.
Lake Community Action Agency established the SHAPEDOWN Program to promote health and wellness among low-income children and their families.
The Greater Erie Community Action Committee carries out extensive Substance Abuse Prevention activities to assist in the reduction of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug (ATOD) use, abuse and addiction and associated consequences.
Teen pregnancy prevention is an element of ROMA National Goal 1: Low-Income People Become More Self-Sufficient as a result of evidence reflecting the consequences for teen mothers, as well as the children of teen mothers.
The Commission on Economic Opportunity established Teen Tracks to help increase access to college among low-income high school students.
The Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership established Young Men in Development as a mentoring program for youth ages 8-18 to provide the N.E.E.D. for the next generation (Nourishment, Encouragement, Education, Direction).
The Social Development Commission established the Youth Development Program to promote gang prevention, help at-risk youth, and stop alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse among youth.
Piedmont Community Action (PCA) conducts the South Carolina Youth Leadership Program (SCYLP) to prepare junior high students with leadership skills for becoming productive achievers and future adult learners in the community.
The Southeastern Tidewater Opportunity Project used the Youth Reality Store simulation for a number of years to help low-income youth recognize the different paths their lives might take and the importance of making responsible decisions and setting goals in order to reach their full potential.
Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA) offers a Youth Service Learning Program to reduce substance abuse and to build youth leadership abilities.
People, Inc. has developed a range of youth workforce development initiatives to promote completion of high school, post-secondary training and employment readiness.