Our mission is anchored by an indisputable fact: Young people have the best chance to rise above the barriers of poverty when they succeed academically. Education neither begins nor ends within the walls of the classroom. We have built a foundation of supports designed to position children and youth to achieve in school.
Early childhood programs establish strong attendance behaviors and emphasize social-emotional learning. Dynamic academic engagement extends beyond mandated class time, through things like enriching summer programs. College admissions test prep and campus visits make higher education more than just a dream. Internships and summer youth employment teach workplace behaviors and shape ideas of an independent adulthood.
have an attendance rate of 90% or higher
ended the school 2016 year with typical and strong social-emotional competencies
reported liking their fruits and veggies more after being in our Go!Kids program
Education and Leadership
College and Career Readiness
Every Step of the Way
18 teens from the class of 2019 were awarded scholarships totaling more than $82,000.
Children’s Aid Early Childhood staff encourage parents to talk to police officers and help build trust among families for better community engagement.
Meet the talented group of early childhood educators from our Drew Hamilton Early Learning Center.