Community Change, Inc. programs are based on our trademark framework that promotes research, critical thinking, and engagement through a structured yet creative mix of questions, references and fun, team-building exercises. Our programs are appropriate for 3rd-12th grade students; students in temporary housing; English Language Learners; Students With Disabilities; and foster care youth. Community Change, Inc.’s programs can be offered in school, community, foster care and/or juvenile justice settings as the following types of programs:
The following are Community Change, Inc.’s programs:
CareerVisions (career explorations) engages students from kindergarten through college in a variety of fun yet challenging activities that support them in defining and pursuing their career ambitions as they analyze and address their community concerns. Students are engaged in an exploration of people, places and other things related to their field of interest.
Community Change (community engagement) is an award winning approach to engage students from kindergarten through college in identifying, analyzing and addressing social issues in their neighborhood through the dynamic integration of critical questions, interesting activities and references. In practice, Community Change is applied to a single issue identified and selected by the students. Past Community Change Projects have focused on such issues as drugs, gangs, and violence.
Foodpreneurs!!! This model to the culinary arts engages students in exploring various dimensions of the food industry. In addition to learning about and preparing various cultural recipes, students will also explore food safety, diet and nutrition, careers, economic and social issues related to the food industry.
Legacy (cultural education) engages students from kindergarten through college in an exploration of their culture as it is manifested in their field of interest. Legacy gives youth an idea of the kind of people they can be for themselves and their community. The goal of Legacy is to increase student awareness of their culture in their field of interest. Through fun, age-appropriate and challenging activities, students become aware of the presence and impact of their people in a variety of subjects and fields.
Money Move$ (financial literacy) engages youth and adults in learning about investment strategies through a variety of creative exploratory and expression exercises, as applied to findings from research. Money Move$ is comprised of nine different courses, each focusing on a particular investment type:
Money Move$ is an introduction to various investment types. As such, it is only intended to be informative and is not financial advice.
Peace (restorative practices/relationship building) engages students from kindergarten through college in exercises that repair harm and develop relationships. Research shows schools implementing restorative practices have seen a drop in disciplinary problems, decreased reliance on detention and suspension, and an improvement in student attitudes. Educators worldwide are using restorative practices to prevent bullying and violence. In Peace, this is done by navigating six phases of exploration: self, family, class & school, community, nation and world.
The Black Experience Course is a teacher guided, student-driven exploration of the lives of Black people using resources that reflect their experiences, interests and perspectives. The Black Experience Course allows students to learn about Black people in connection to the following topical areas:
Creative Expressions features a variety art, dance and other art forms to engage students in exploring their interests and engaging their community.
Los Embajadores is an affinity group that provides targeted support to newcomers and English Language Learners in building their cultural awareness, leadership and literacy skills.
Genius applies science, technology, engineering, agriculture and math to addressing the needs, interests and concerns of the community.
Level Up supports students in getting ready for the next stage of their educational career, including exam preparation.
Youth-For-R.E.A.L. (Responsibility, Excellence, Achievement & Leadership) is an alumni program where we hire school seniors and graduates to return to their host school and support incoming 9th – 11th grade students, supporting them in their transition through high school to ensure their success.