Low-income middle schoolers will work with volunteers from tech firms in CA, MA, NJ & TX, in after-school apprenticeships to build critical academic skills & raise school and career aspirations.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In communities where Citizen Schools operates, children are caught in a vicious cycle of declining educational and economic opportunity. Among communities we serve, 50% or more of the low-income children who enter public high schools do not graduate. This project will teach educationally at-risk students technology and communications skills that will help propel them toward high school completion, advancement to college and full participation in the civic and economic life of their communities.
How will this project solve this problem?
Technology apprenticeships allow students to work alongside real-world experts (volunteer “Citizen Teachers”) to develop new technological skills. Courses culminate in public celebrations of learning where students teach back to their communities.
Potential Long Term Impact
Citizen Schools aims to change the life trajectories of low-income, low-achieving students and propel them toward success in school, college graduation, career opportunities and civic leadership. We also aim to strengthen the after-school sector.
Total Funding Received to Date: $6,693
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 $6,693 . The original project funding goal was $25,000.