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The K-8 After-School Program at the Honickman Learning Center Comcast Technology Labs focuses on raising literacy levels, encouraging a love of reading. increasing math skills, and engaging in hands-on, inquiry-driven, and student-centered projects that range across academic subjects. Math and literacy activities are enhanced through the use of award-winning web-based software programs such as Dreambox Learning and Reading Eggs.
Children are taught to be technologically savvy through the use of cutting-edge computers and educational software. Additionally, the after-school program offers students a chance to explore the arts and other enriching activities such as hip-hop dance, comic book drawing, and yoga.
ORGANIZATION/PROGRAMOrganization Name: Project HOME/Honickman Learning Center and Comcast Technology LabsOrganization Street Address: 1515 Fairmount AveOrganization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19130Organization Phone Number: 215-235-2900, ext. 6218Short Description of Organization:
"The mission of the Project HOME community is to empower adults, children, and families to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty, to alleviate the underlying causes of poverty, and to enable all of us to attain our fullest potential as individuals and as members of the broader society. We strive to create a safe and respectful environment where we support each other in our struggles for self-esteem, recovery, and the confidence to move toward self-actualization.
Project HOME achieves its mission through a continuum of services comprised of street outreach, a range of supportive housing, and comprehensive services. We address the root causes of homelessness through neighborhood-based affordable housing, economic development, and environmental enhancement programs, as well as through providing access to employment opportunities; adult and youth education; and health care."Program Street Address: 1936 N. Judson Street
19121Program Phone Number: 2152352900, ext. 6218Which one best describes your organization?: Non-ProfitWhich one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: NoAccepting Mentors: No
CONTENTIs STEM the "core" of your program?: YesWhich type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply):
- Computer Science
- Earth and or Space Science
- Environment Science
- Medicine and or Health
Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes
- Academic Enrichment and Homework Help
- Arts and Media
- Civic Engagement and Service-Learning
- Drop-Out Prevention and College Preparation
- Project-Based Learning
- Sports and Recreation
LOCATION AND SHARINGWhere is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply): Lower North PhiladelphiaWhen does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
- After school
PARTICIPANTSHow many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: 101-500 individualsHow many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: More than 10 hours per weekWhich ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
- Kindergarten - 2nd grade
- 3rd - 6th grade
- 7th - 8th grade
Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
- Transgender and Gender Non Conforming
What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: 51-75%Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals onlyCan your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)If you chose "yes" for the question above, please explain how you are able to accommodate youth with special needs.:
We can accommodate students with physical special needs, as well as limited social/behavioral social needs.
FEE/FEE STRUCTUREDo participants need to pay for your STEM program?: YesIf participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: YesIs transportation to and from your program provided?: Yes we transport students using a bus or a van.