C4C creates a local pipeline for a more diverse teacher workforce while improving the learning experience for struggling students.
Schools are not reaching every student.
Every year, large class sizes have devastating effects on school culture. Teachers are expected to build relationships, deliver curriculum, and manage the classroom to support student growth. Students receive less individualized attention, limited opportunities to work in small groups, and less access to school resources. As a result, schools are not meeting the needs of ALL students.
Overcrowded classrooms disproportionately affect children living in low-income communities. Research shows kids born into poverty may have up to 6,000 hours less learning time compared with their middle-class peers, leading to an achievement gap. After school programs can help close this gap. In Massachusetts, 41% of students do not have access to after school programs.
C4C extends learning opportunities.
C4C partners with school districts to empower their teachers to provide targeted interventions for students who need extra support after school. According to the National Center of Time and Learning, “expanded learning time for students empowers teachers by ensuring they have time to meet the needs of their students by analyzing student data and providing individualized support to students who need it.”
C4C trains teachers to become after-school instructional coaches for a cohort of aspiring educators from local colleges and high schools. We match middle school students with these mentors who lead academic sessions and structured physical activity. They use our evidence-based model to run after-school programs that complement school day learning and support existing school initiatives.
WHAT WE DO
STUDENTS SERVED: 1,782
COLLEGE & HIGH SCHOOL SEASONAL APPRENTICESHIPS: 472
STUDENT OUTCOMES: 97% of high school students graduate on time.
* Based on results from C4C programming data gathered over the past four school years.