HCV Advocates provide ongoing holistic support to children and families, connecting them to high-quality programs and services. While the Advocate’s primary role is to help students succeed in school and life, Advocates also provide ongoing support to families of the youth they work with by connecting them to high-quality programs and services to support their well-being and stability.
HCV AmeriCorps Members provide 10,000+ hours of in-school and after-school support to Homewood youth to help build academic and social-emotional skills. Members also contribute to the broader school community through service projects.
College & Career Readiness:
Provide in-school, after-school, and summer programming for middle and high school students to promote college and career readiness and overall postsecondary success. Programming includes project-based learning, workforce readiness, college tours, academic enrichment, and postsecondary planning.
The child, parent, and community intersect with our two-generation (2Gen) approach to building strong families and communities. We believe families need comprehensive support to create a legacy of educational and economic success. Therefore, we provide programs and resources that promote emotional, environmental, ﬁnancial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual development and wellness. HCV helps strengthen families by offering parenting support, workforce development, cooking, and nutrition classes, food distribution, basic needs support, and hosting events that facilitate family activities, enrichment, and fellowship.