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We provide schools and their community partners with assistance in financing, improving and sustaining after school and summer programs.

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PCY’s HousED Initiative strives to create educational opportunities for kids where they live.

 

Contact Jenny Hicks, Sr. Program Manager, HousEd

Children who live in affordable housing communities face unique challenges to participation in traditional school or community-based afterschool and summer programs.

Experts agree that high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs are essential to closing the achievement gap between kids from low-income families and their peers.

This is why we’re working to build and strengthen programs taking place right at home.

We are using our platform to speak to funders, housing agencies, government leaders, lawmakers, educators, and fellow advocates about the incredible opportunities that we can all help bring to children by creating and strengthening these programs.

PCY implements training and support services that have been specifically designed for staff running these programs.

 

By the numbers:

 

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SingleClockPCY runs 80-100 yearly workshops for those working with youth in housing communities, and PCY has spent more than 1,800 hours training staff.

 

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In 2016, PCY trained over 150 staff members from 15 housing agencies.

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As a result of attending PCY’s workshops, 100% of attendees say their skills were improved…

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…and 95% say their programs will improve.

 

 

Bay AreaStaff members trained by PCY currently serve more than 47,000 kids in the Bay Area, and members of our network serve more than 10,000 children and youth.

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Find resources and research around Expanded Learning, Community Schools and Policy & Advocacy including briefs, data sheets, funding guides, training tools and links to other partners in the field.

Policy & Advocacy

We serve as a bridge between on-the-ground needs and the work of policy makers at the local, state and federal levels, advocating for policies that enable schools and their community partners to improve services provided to students and their families.

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