New Community for Children

New Community for Children (NCFC) provides children and youth with learning experiences that build up their academic, social, and creative skills. We believe that excellent educational opportunities are the key to helping families break out of the poverty cycle. We offer creative hands-on learning in our after school program, and advocate for healthy families and challenging schools to support that goal.
Oct 2, 2014

Falling for Reading at New Community for Children!

A new school year has begun, and New Community for Children is continuing our committment to ensuring our kids reach grade level proficiency in reading by 3rd grade. Over the past summer, NCFC engaged a literacy coach who individually assessed the reading levels of all our students in grades K - 2. To bolster the success of our literacy gains over the summer, NCFC will be hosting a Fall Festival featuring a book fair for our awesome kids in late October! (Shhh! It's a surprise!) Students will be able to choose books that are appropriate to their reading level, and use those books to create their very own home library!  Of course every fall festival has to have fun and games too, and this one will be no exception.

At NCFC, we know that one of the simplest and most effective ways to help students read better is to create opportunities for them to read more, especially with their families. Allowing kids to create libraries at home will sow the seeds that will grow into love of reading that they can share with their families, both present and future. Those seeds will harvest a positive impact on literacy in our community for generations to come!

It is your support that continues to yield a bountiful harvest for the futures of some great kids! We are so grateful for your contributions, and thank you for being our partners and friends!

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Jul 2, 2014

We're Going Around the World this Summer at NCFC!

Our kids at the library for a magical science show
Our kids at the library for a magical science show

Summer is here and in full effect at NCFC! Our six week summer program started this past Monday, June 30th, and there has not been a dull moment yet! Our program space is filled to the brim with students, staff and a really exciting exciting theme that will allow our students to truly become global citizens.

The theme of our 2014 Summer Program is Passport to Success. This summer, students will be immersed in programming designed to teach them about the world around them. Each week, students will spend time learning about differents part of the world. They will learn about cultures, foods and customs of those places.  

We are staying true to our goal of combating summer learning loss by incorporating structured reading time and the Scholastic Summer Express workbook series into our daily activities. Not only will students retain what they learned last school year, they will be ready to tackle their new grade successfully when they return to school in the fall. Students will also do arts and crafts, zumba, yoga, gardening, karate, step dance, basketball, pottery and go on field trips!

WHEW! This is clearly an action packed summer for NCFC! This summer was made possible by your support and generocity. Thank you! 

One of our kids getting in on the act!
One of our kids getting in on the act!

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Apr 2, 2014

Springing Forward at New Community for Children!

Happy about homework time!
Happy about homework time!

Spring has finally arrived, and so have some very exciting new components to New Community for Children's programming! At NCFC, we believe in providing enrichment activites that expose our students to new things in hopes of supporting them on their journey to becoming well rounded adults.  A few weeks ago, NCFC began offering pottery to our students. Pottery is an excellent way to combine science, art and hands-on learning. Our kids are learning so many new things and are truly loving this new experience.

NCFC has also started offering Youth Liter(acy) to our ABLE students. Youth Liter(acy) is an awesome curriculum that teaches literacy through hip-hop music. This component is proving to be quite successful in improving student literacy as well as encouraging the creative minds of our students!

Many wonderful things are happening at NCFC, and none of it could happen without you.  We thank you for contribution which helps us do this important work! We love connecting with visitors and friends, and hope you'll come visit us soon to see your contribution in motion!

Happiness abounds at NCFC!
Happiness abounds at NCFC!

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