Expanding Our Commitment to Underserved Youth
Our expansion into Fresno is rooted in our organizational commitment to partnering with parents and residents to identify and address the needs of the community. After conducting a door-to-door listening campaign with over 300 households to ask parents what would help their children succeed, the need of academic support arose as the main need.
EBAYC brought the parents’ concerns to the administrators of Vang Pao Elementary School and Sequoia Middle School. They established a Parent Design Team comprised of 34 parents. Collaboration between school administration, parents, and EBAYC led to the creation of the Family Learning Center, which provides academic support, mentoring, and community resources to families and students with the goals of improving student attendance, academic achievement, and high-school readiness.