After-School Program for Immigrant Teens

by Enroot Vetted since 2015

Summary

Enroot bridges the gap between education and a life full of possibilities. We participate in the movement to make America the most welcoming country on earth by helping immigrant students thrive within our education system. Our students are global citizens and we celebrate their individuality. We provide low-income immigrant teens in Cambridge and Somerville, MA the space to dream big and the tools to succeed by providing mentoring, academic support, internships, and leadership development.

$2,500
total goal
$565
remaining
25
donors
0
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

In the US, college degree holders earn nearly $1 million more in a lifetime than those without degrees. It is clear that the lifelong financial penalty for not completing college is rising dramatically, yet the rate of college completion by low-income youth remains low. The achievement gap grows even more significant when factoring in the additional linguistic and cultural challenges that face immigrant students. Limited-English-Proficient students are the lowest performing cohort in MA.

Solution

Enroot empowers students to succeed in college, career, and in life. The goals of the program are to: 1) Improve academic performance; 2) Demonstrate a greater sense of community and belonging, self-confidence and self-advocacy; 3) Develop a clear and inspiring pathway for higher education and career; 4) Build a marketable skill set through real-world, professional internships; 5) Graduate high school prepared to successfully transition to and graduate from post-secondary education.

Long-Term Impact

Enroot students graduate college at twice the rate of their peer group, with significant increases in self-confidence, leadership, and having discovered unique skills and talents. " When I first joined the programI had almost given up on my education. [Enroot] opened up a way for me and I was able to see that anything was possible if I kept doing my best and not giving up." - Program Alumnus from Haiti, CRLS Class of 2012, UMASS Boston Class of 2016

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Organization Information

Enroot

Location: Cambridge, MA - USA
Website: http:/​/​cambridgecommunity.org/​
Project Leader:
Bryanne Mahoney
Development Director
Cambridge, MA United States

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