After School Program
After School Program, serves about 30 East African elementary and middle school students whose families are from Somali, Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Oromo. The program provides homework help in a culturally appropriate learning space, an engaging activities to stimulate learning outside of the classroom, and a supportive community for East African students. The After School Program works to increase students’ attendance and improve reading, math, and standardized test scores.
Parent Engagement Campaign
Parent Engagement Campaign is a collaboration between EACS and the Culturally Appropriate Responsive Education (CARE) Center and the Somali Community Services Coalition (SCSC). As community organizations, we are deeply committed to getting parents involved in their students’ education and playing a role in their educational success. The Parent Engagement Campaign consists of meetings and workshops for parents to provide a support group where parents can voice their concerns, learn to monitor their students’ academic progress, and become advocates for their children in the schools.
Summer Learning Program (SLP)
Summer Learning Program (SLP) is a safe, educational summer program. EACS has partnered with the Vietnamese Friendship Association to offer the Summer Learning Program (SLP) for Southeast Seattle youth for five weeks during the summer. The program serves about 70 low-income refugee and immigrant youth from grades 1-6. SLP’s goal is to decrease summer learning loss while providing a fun, healthy, and safe environment where students can build their academic and life skills. SLP prevents summer learning loss by working with instructors to teach students with grade-appropriate learning materials. SLP also has enrichment activities to cultivate student creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
Citizenship & Naturalization
Since 2001, EACS has helped hundreds of East African immigrants and refugees become citizens. Through the work of volunteers at EACS, we are offering free test preparation and citizenship education. Classes are offered every Monday – Friday: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. We also give students access to electronic resources so they can continue to study outside of class. Several teachers are available to tailor to different learning styles and the spectrum of English-comprehension.