LearnLinks After-School Program



LearnLinks delivers after-school tutoring, mentoring and family support to students and families at 4 low-income housing complexes. LearnLinks fosters engagement with learning and educational success.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

A significantly higher percentage of economically disadvantaged students and those learning English as a second language score below standard across all subjects. Those who face unstable housing situations face even more challenges. After-school programs can help fill the education gap facing these students and create an environment in which education is more accessible. Greater student and family engagement with education will help build success and break the multigenerational cycle of poverty.

How will this project solve this problem?

The LearnLinks program delivers after-school help through bi-weekly homework clubs. In addition, we offer trauma-relieving art activities, field trips, family nights and summer day camp opportunities to build family-based connection to education.

Potential Long Term Impact

LearnLinks serves approximately 130 children in 4 low income housing facilities. LearnLinks helps improve academic performance, build stronger work habits, enhance social skills and improve school attandance.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $50

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $50 .  The original project funding goal was $191,916.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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YWCA of Greater Portland

Portland, Oregon, United States

Project Leader

Patricia Warren

Portland, OR United States

Where is this project located?

Map of LearnLinks After-School Program
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