When I started working with Jorge, his teachers reported that he looked tired everyday and did not turn in his homework. I discovered that his family shared a two-bedroom apartment with another family. There were 8 people living in the apartment, and Jorge’s bedroom was the living room couch. He told me that he wasn’t able to go to sleep until 11:00pm because everybody else stayed...
Avanzamos: Social & Support Services for Education Success (SSSES)
Hacienda CDC, Multnomah County, and local Portland schools partner together to provide case managers to 100 at-risk Latino middle-schoolers. Bilingual and bicultural case managers offer academic and personal support, and access to after-school activities that promote a healthy self-image, cultural pride, academic excellence and community service.
The Goals of the program include:
- Ensuring Latino middle school students improve academic success and receive support for themselves and their families;
- Increasing knowledge and use of local resources among students and families;
- Supporting parent engagement at local middle schools through meetings and activities promoting participation in their children’s education at home; and
- Providing activities designed to reinforce and complement the regular academic program, such as cooking, art and youth employment opportunities.
Hacienda's case managers, or Academic Support Coordinators, work with students in the following schools:
- Harvey Scott (K-8)
- Vernon (K-8)
- Cesar Chavez (K-8)
- George Middle School (6-8)
For more information, or to refer a student for services, contact our Academic Support Coordinators:
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