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Community Mobilization’s adult education program is centered on the idea that “knowledge is power” you give people the tools and show them how to use it they would empower themselves; their love ones and the result will impact their communities. CMOB would be responsive to the needs of the Adult community and approach their learning and development in a systematic and sustaining self- educating way with activities to aid in their gaining new knowledge, Skill- Sets and Aptitudes.
The program will tackle literacy services (English literacy programs; ESL and Numeracy). We intend to partner with local businesses and colleges when possible so as to enable the partakers apply any practical aspect of their learning and development. We believe that investing in them can lead to many benefits and fewer adults depending on welfare in the long term. The necessity for such platform is profound in many of the deprived communities CMOB intend to serve. We propose to be the advocate for a change fostering those who are destitute and feel left behind.
NEED: Research indicates that over 30 million adults in the US do not possess high school diploma and of those that do have high school diploma about 20 percent of them have just the basic literacy skills. It is well documented that the US does not fair in the top 15 of countries assessed in literacy or numeracy.
For this and other related reasons CMOB is partnered with the management of Tracy Towers Tenants Association to help bridge the gap of the adult residence in any minute way which we believe will have a lasting trickledown effect.
FUNDING: It could be noted in a 2011 U.S Census Bureau the annual expenditure per adult learner is less than $1,000.00 while the national average annual per -pupil expenditure on public elementary and secondary education nationally is above $10,000.00
WORKING POOR: Many at times it is the working poor who has to keep working (if not two jobs) to support the family and has not time to do extra curriculum activities with their children let alone sign up for evening classes.
YOUTH: According to a research, every year, over three million youth drop out of school. They end up neither joining the over 6 million youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are neither enrolled in school nor contributing to the work force. When they decide to complete their education they enroll in the adult education programs.
IMMIGRANTS: it is projected that within a decade about 20 percent of the entire U.S. workforce will be immigrants. English is a second language for most immigrants and they want to set an

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS

After school programs bring numerous benefits to children, their families and communities in which they live. It can also boost academic performance, prevent juvenile delinquency, and promote wellness and safe environment for students and their working parents. It’s been proven time and again that when teenagers are occupied by after school programs such as extra tuition, and sports, they have no time to engage in bad behaviors such as gang activities and petty crimes. .
Community Mobilization organization is on a journey to bring students in deprived communities to par with the rest of the city of New York with after school programs. Students of poor parents are at a disadvantage – scoring low in SAT and specialized high school test which is essential in gaining admission into New York City’s eight specialized high schools and colleges. Community mobilization believes that providing extra tuition for students of poor parents can close the achievement gap in SAT and New York City’s specialized high school test.
Community Mobilization is embarking on the following projects that we believe would be beneficial to underserved parents and their children.
1) Computer lab where students could go and do their homework and improve on their technology skills. With supervision
2) Provide tutors who would help students with their homework and give SAT and NYC specialized High School test prep.
3) Sports activities such as basketball, soccer and golf that would promote the physical health of the children.
CMOB will achieve this mission by providing young people with after-school programs, youth leadership development, academics, job/vocational skills development and by providing emotional social, spiritual aptitudes.

Afterschool programs serve children and youth of all ages, and will center encompass a broad range of focus areas including academic support, mentoring, youth development, arts, and sports and recreation. The activities in which children and youth engage while outside of school hours are critical to their development, highlighting the need for quality afterschool programs in all communities.
High quality afterschool programs generate positive outcomes for youth including improved academic performance, classroom behavior, and health and nutrition. Communities and businesses also benefit when youth have safe and productive ways to spend their time while their parents are at work. Several Federal agencies provide support and resources to afterschool programs to help promote positive outcomes for youth. Explore the articles and links on this page to learn more about afterschool.

KIDS IN TRANSIT TO SCHOOL

Per the 2010 Population Census, NYC is home to approximately 2.0 million children, of which 1.1 million (56%) live in low-income families and 0.6 million (32%) live in poor families. Also, low-income families in NYC do not earn enough to afford basic family necessities; thus, many low-income parents struggle to make ends meet in a city where the cost of living is especially high. Bronx is demographically unique, constituted by Hispanic majority, and has the highest concentration (83.6%) of vulnerable ethnic groups in NYC– Blacks (30.1%) and Hispanics (53.5%).

The fundamental problem is that children in poverty do not enjoy stress-free quality education due to the harsh economic conditions of their under-served parents in expensive NYC. Under-served parents stress out educating their kids – having to transport them to school every morning before proceeding to work in a situation where work starting hours for most parents (usually 6:00am or 7:00am) precede school starting hours (8:00am). The evenings are not different; most of these parents align their closing hours with those of their kids, thereby denying themselves extra hours of work. These arrangements encourage parental lateness, absenteeism and low productivity, apart from denial of extra income-earning opportunities. Consequently, kids subjected to these challenges risk growing into poorly-educated adults, who cannot land high-income jobs, thereby perpetuating the cycle of transferred parental poverty in the ethnic group.
CMO’s prescription to the educational challenges of NYC’s children in poverty is the model KITS Project, designed as a fee-free intervention to provide child-hosting learning facilities for eligible kids prior to commencement of school hours and after school hours. Each morning between the hours of 5:00am – 7:00am, parents will drop off enrolled kids and CMO will host them at our leased Project Learning Facilities (PLFs) for 2-3 hours before later transporting them by 8:00am to their various schools. In the afternoons after school hours (2:45pm), kids will be picked from their schools to the PLFs for 2-3 hours before being transported back home by their parents.

The morning and afternoon hosting periods will be used for academic work, including helping kids with their home assignments guided by experienced Teachers/Instructors. School Buses will be rented to convey enrolled kids under the care of experienced coordinators. Pediatrician/Clinical Psychologist consultant will take care of kids’ health needs.

CMO believes that the Project will not only offer the beneficiary kids the best opportunities for educational advancement in life, but it will also free up enormous man-hours for parents to stay longer at work, or to seek higher-paid jobs to enable them to make more money to cater for their family needs. Eventually, the 600-odd annual beneficiaries are expected to receive well-grounded child development and educational foundation to facilitate (an otherwise unattainable) upward movement along the socio-economic ladder of success and prosperity in life.

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