|Program type||After School, Summer|
|Meets||Operates Monday Through Saturday And Open After School And Most Holidays|
At risk, low income
Beacon Center For Arts & Leadership
Our goal is to empower children, youth and families with opportunities for success and self-reliance while reinforcing their sense of cultural and self-identity.
The Beacon Center for Arts and Leadership, a program of the Coalition for Hispanic Family Services, is an educational, recreational, and social service Community Center housed inside of I.S. 291 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. The Beacon Center provides opportunities to create, think, communicate, and problem solve through activities that build leadership skills and develop the self. Our different programs target elementary and middle school children, teenagers, and adults. We are committed to serving the entire family with programs which are high quality, innovative, fun and best of all, free.
The Arts and Literacy After School and Summer Program addresses the educational needs of children by providing them with opportunities to create, think, communicate, and problem solve. Program activities build literacy in the widest sense of the word through creative writing, the visual arts, theater, photography, video, creative movement, music, martial arts, media literacy, gardening, and Yoga. The interdisciplinary curriculum builds upon the children's interests and strengths, using the same effective, holistic, multicultural approach which is the hallmark of all of CHFS's programs. The program also offers art therapy, monthly Family Arts Nights with family literacy workshops, support for families, family educational trips, apprenticeships for neighborhood high school students, and comprehensive services through the agency's other programs.