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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