Lincoln Elementary School
Building a College-Bound Culture
EBAYC’s Expanded Learning Program at Lincoln Elementary School is dedicated to providing a diverse learning experiences for youth. We serve 160 1st-5th grade students attending the school. This program operates all 177 days of the school year. We have partnered with the Lincoln community since 1983, providing students a diverse menu of learning activities, including academic support, enrichment education, community building and college-going culture activities and parent engagement.
Born and raised in Oakland, Lily is a proud graduate of Oakland schools. Her first encounter with EBAYC was when she interned at Franklin Elementary School’s After-School Program during her senior year at Oakland High. Through her internship, Lily discovered her passion to work with youth. Upon her internship completion, Lily joined the EBAYC staff as Academic Mentor at Roosevelt Middle School’s after-school program and was later promoted to Program Assistant. She now serves as the Program Director at Lincoln Elementary School’s after school program, which provides a safe place and diverse curriculum for nearly 160 students. As an EBAYC program alum and staff member for over 10 years, Lily believes in its mission and is excited to support the organization. Lily is fluent in Cantonese and likes to dance in her spare time.
Ms. Vân is a former Franklin Elementary student and Oakland Military Institute College Preparatory Academy alumni, and is connected to her Oakland community. Working as a a volunteer reading tutor with Reading Partners with Franklin gave her experience working one-on-one with 1st graders and 2nd graders, and she joined the EBAYC team in 2018. She brings her artistic ability and patience to working with kids, and loves getting to know their personalities along the way. Ms. Vân loves to draw anime characters and is fluent in Vietnamese.
Mr. Kenny has been with EBAYC since 2015, supporting middle school youth for two years before joining the Lincoln team. He prides himself on communicating well with students, which in turn helps them academically and with building relationships as well. He loves working with kids is because every day is different and you never know what new challenge will come in. Mr. Kenny loves to play sports and spend time with family and friends.
Julie has been a part of the EBAYC team since 2011, and at Lincoln since 2014. She brings the years of experience and her quest for continuous growth to her work. Julie has always enjoyed working with children and is pursuing a teaching credential. Working with kids provides her the opportunity to teach them as well as learn from them to help her understand how to best assist them and meet their needs. Julie is the youngest of 6 kids.
Ms. Lilly (or Ms. L) has been with EBAYC since 2017. Born and raised in Oakland, Ms. L has a 4 year old son who inspired her to become more involved with our youth. She is also a full-time student and plans to become social worker to continue helping youth and families. She enjoys working with kids because they are so full of life and you get to learn new things from them every day. Some of Ms. L’s hobbies consist of baking, confectionery desserts, and crafts. She often shares those fun crafts with her students.
Kalolaine (otherwise known as Ms. Smiley) has been with the EBAYC Lincoln team since 2016. She is from an enormous family full of kids, ranging from newborn to high school aged, and she has always loved bonding with and being around kids. She brings her patience and creativity to working with youth, and loves that there’s never really a dull moment with them! In her free time, she likes playing video games.
Ms. Kelly (or Ms. K!) brings her positivity and spirit to work every day, which in turns rubs off on the students. She used to go to Lincoln Elementary when she was younger, and being able to serve the community she was a part of for so long is a dream come true. She has been with the EBAYC team since 2014, and her favorite thing about working with kids is the endless amount of joy she experiences almost everyday.
OASES Mentorship Program
The EBAYC Afterschool Program at Lincoln is proud to feature the OASES Mentorship program. Every semester, 50 UC Berkeley students join our program on a weekly basis to support with class lessons and academic tutoring. Our students are fortunate to have at least 2 mentors in class daily to help them, giving them an opportunity to build positive relationships with adults and gain exposure to a college-going culture.
Building Academic Skills
Homework Power Club
Academic Mentors support their advisory cohort in homework completion and academic and learning strategies. Mentors organize youth into groups of four tailored to their academic performance level to foster peer collaboration. Mentors log homework progress to review during their consultations with school-day teachers.
Learning New Skills
Every semester, youth select enrichment electives to gain exposure to new learning experiences that include team sports (soccer/flag football/relay), arts and media (arts & crafts/yearbook), and cooking (multi ethnic and culture), performing arts (theater/drama). The workshops incorporate character and community building with the underlying themes of leadership, empathy, cultural sensitivity and social responsibility.
Creating a Caring Community
Community Building & Empowerment
Academic Mentors implement the Building Intentional Communities curriculum, focused on fostering peer collaboration, community and leadership skills in a safe, supportive space. Youth are provided with a safe, intimate space to reflect upon their day and support their social and emotional growth through journaling and/or group/pair sharing.
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, EBAYC will be providing in-classroom support to students during the school day for the 2020-21 school year instead of our traditional after-school programs. The specifics of our school day involvement will vary from each school based on the needs of each community, and will be jointly determined by school staff and EBAYC. This ensures that our program can be the most effective for students, while meeting government and school district requirements that protect the health of our youth and staff.
Student enrollment in the EBAYC program will be jointly determined by school staff and EBAYC. Please contact EBAYC Program Director Lily Chuong with any questions.