Our after-school tutoring club called “Learning Quest” takes place on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Volunteers come alongside elementary-age kids to help them with their homework, enjoy recreation time and serve snacks. Students are also enrolled in “read live” a computer based reading program that allows students to practice and improve their reading comprehension and vocabulary skills.
The Workforce Development Program is a part of the social enterprises of FACE: Rock Pile Landscaping, Moving On Up, and Thrift on Blackstone. Participants in the program benefit from additional resources, care, and development while working part-time or full-time hours at one or more of the social enterprises. Participants can be placed with a mentor, be partnered with social and financial resources, and WorkLife training seminars. There are many soft and practical work skills that this program provides to develop employees into confident contributors in the workplace and grow wholistically in their stage of life.
Summer Adventure Club
Summer Adventure Club is a six week summer enrichment program for under-resourced children entering the 4th-8th grade. Summer Adventure Club provides a safe and fun learning environment where children benefit from socialization, recreation, and education. By providing an alternative space to grow, Summer Adventure Club prevents academic decline in the summer months that can occur by staying home, getting into trouble, or being left behind.
This year’s activities included River Camp, Horse Camp, hiking, reading, basketball, volleyball, art lessons, cooking lessons, and more! This program is mostly volunteer run and donation supported. It is a real gift to the families of our community who cannot afford traditional summer camp. Our SAC directors and volunteers are able to invest in the lives of these youth in a significant way that impacts them beyond the summer!
GED Study Group
Our Weekly GED Study Group takes place twice a week on the campus of North Fresno Church. We use curriculum provided by the Center of Community Transformation at Fresno Pacific University. Volunteers serve as tutors and coaches in various subject areas. Contact the FACE office for details on time and location.
Faith and Finance
Faith and Finance is a ten week course that helps prepare vulnerable people for success. This biblically-based curriculum teaches financial literacy and money management using materials from the Chalmers Institute.
Several times a week groups come to the North Fresno Church family center to play basketball. This program has a facilitator from FACE and is a great connecting point to our other programs and services.