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 14, 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 educational chapter books every day.
2. 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 2019 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 fantastic 2019 partners included local churches, The Mint Museum, 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 2019 Fan into Flame Summer Camp.
3. Family Stabilization
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.
4. 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.
5. Spiritual and Family Enrichment
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.