We Provide Five Key Programs to our Communities
After-school Literacy Enrichment, Homework & Reading Support
LHCC provides weekly after-school support and tutoring for children ages 4 to 18, utilizing professional resources in partnership with community Title 1 schools. Our goal is to insure student success and improve reading, writing and math proficiency, along with overall school grades. We are working to reverse the trend that says 14% of immigrant children will become high school drop-outs. Children are also encouraged to read chapter books every day, and participate in a “new words reading challenge.” We also focus on providing pre-school children with early learning and literacy development.
Summer Reading, Literacy & Enrichment Camps
“Fan into Flame” or “Shaping their Future” children’s summer camps facilitate reading and academic enrichment activities, educational field trips, sports, swim clinics and a whole lot more. We served over 50 students weekly during our 2017 summer camp program, which proved to be a huge success. Camps are offered at no cost to the children who attend our after-school program. Our 2018 partners include Missionary Athletes International, MSA Swim Association, Latin Americans Working for Achievement (LAWA), Great Outdoor University (GoU), Carolina Thread Trail and the YMCA of Greater Charlotte.
Click our Summer Enrichment Camp page to view more pictures and testimonials from our 2018 Fan into Flame Summer Camp.
Residents may receive assistance with job searches, connecting with local public schools, benevolence and translation services. We meet with new community members and families to help establish resident relationships through ESL classes and family friendly community events. We offer targeted services like conversational ESL, parenting classes, financial literacy and job assistance.
Community Events & Weekend Sports
We develop custom programs throughout the school year that include apartment-based soccer clinics, swimming, painting/drawing and healthy eating and nutrition sessions. Each of our learning centers is currently offering regular weekly or monthly activities for both children and their parents to interact in an active, comfortable, safe and friendly environment. Volunteers often arrange various activities for children, while moms get their nails painted. Or, our kids do the honors and paint their mom’s and our volunteers’ nails. In addition, there is drawing, face painting and regular painting, coloring and crafts to meet everyone’s artistic needs. For those more inclined towards playtime, particularly outdoor and sports activities, we conduct events on the soccer fields/courts which stimulate teamwork and character building while promoting mutual respect for everyone.
Trusted relationships with residents and children affords our team the opportunity to offer adult bible studies and children’s devotions. The success of this service is measured by changed lives and transformation. Building children’s character and resolve to pursue healthy relationships from a young age, is key to spiritual enrichment. We strive to serve everyone without bias or discrimination. We meet our families where they are and lead them to a place of comfort so they can ask questions. We are intentionally relationship-orientated.