After-School Enrichment + Youth Leadership Programs
Harbor House Ministries – Oakland, Calif.
- Grant Program: GrantsPlus
- Amount of Grant: $50,000
- Dates of Grant Term: July 2018 – July 2021
Harbor House Ministries provides high quality, educationally-based programs for 60 elementary children from the neighborhood that aim to increase educational equity for students by providing a safe, caring place for them to learn, grow, explore, and create. They are served a nutritious, hearty snack, and offered a quiet and safe place to do their homework; participate in high-quality enrichment activities such as art, choir, cooking; play soccer and outdoor games; and develop positive relationships with caring mentors. First and second graders who are below grade level in reading receive a one-on-one reading tutor. Teens from the community serve as interns running the elementary program, while learning valuable leadership skills. The teens also have their own after-school program twice a week in the evenings.