When Rocio first started her business selling decorative wreaths, she set up an online shop without knowing much about eCommerce. She had heard it was so easy that everything took care of itself.
While she was able to produce high-quality wreaths, her sales were far below what she expected. After a year of slow sales, a friend gave her a flyer for Onward’s eCommerce classes. To Rocio, it felt like a sign.
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The School Age program provides additional support to address at-risk elementary students’ needs. After school and over summer and winter break, students receive individualized academic and social-emotional support and are exposed to new experiences through activities and field trips. They are also able to build strong bonds with their peers.
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“We are a Venezuelan family that like many families in my country we had to emigrate, leave everything and start from scratch. Onward Neighborhood House has been an organization that has greatly supported both my family and me personally.
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“I like how our teacher gives us a push and enthusiasm to get us back in school. She is always giving us a boost. She says it’s okay if we fail, we can do it, and we’re almost there.”
When Daniela saw Onward’s poster for GED classes, she knew
it was time to take a step toward her goals. “It was my red flag to go back to
school. I had no more excuses because the classes are so close. Now I
understand more and as an adult I have more responsibility and can push myself
to finish this.”
A medical emergency caused her to drop out of high school,
and now at 33 she is determined to work with Onward House and Wright College to
progress her education.
Daniela had taken computer classes to sharpen her
skills in Excel, Word and Power Point, but knew that she would need her GED to get
a good job.
“I’ve only read two books in my life. Clarise encourages us
to read books because it helps us with language and writing to take the test.
She teaches us to understand what we’re reading and gives us practice essays,”
said Daniela, “She teaches us how to order our thoughts, which helped with the
test. She teaches us how important quotes are for essays. “
Part of the Wright College and Onward House Adult Education
partnership involves bringing the students to Wright College’s Campus to
inspire students to continue their education after attaining the ESL or GED
goals. “Wright College looked like a really big college but it’s actually
small,” Daniela explained, “If I can save up money I want get my Associates
Degree in Early Childhood Development at Wright College. “
“I like how our teacher gives us a push and enthusiasm to
get us back in school. She is always giving us a boost. She says it’s okay if
we fail, we can do it, and we’re almost there.”
“Before my daughter started attending Onward House School Age Program she used to get D’s & F’s”. “Now she’s getting A’s, B’s, & C’s”. – Keyshla, parent
When Kaylee started in the School Age program at Onward
Neighborhood House, she was having trouble in her 4th grade classes.
She was evaluated for an IEP (Individualized Education Program) in 2016, but
still hadn’t received it. Her mom took her to Onward House, where she enrolled
three of her children.
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“It has been an awesome experience – I’ve learned a lot. I love the support that we receive as parents. My daughter always greets her former teachers with a hug, she’s going to remember them for a long time.”
Sandra would have preferred to stay
with her daughter until she was ready kindergarten. However, the realities of
working full time to support her family made that simply not possible. Sandra
was apprehensive about placing her daughter in a daycare, especially after
hearing horror stories on the local news. “For me that was the biggest thing, needing
to trust that someone would take care of your child the way that you would.”
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