ACC partners with Hillside Center in Jamaica to help equip immigrant families through educational resources. The families in the neighborhood are mainly from South Asia and many are Muslim.
The center provides after school tutoring for 1st-9th grade. Since March of 2020, all tutoring has been moved online. Tutoring sessions run from 5-7pm Monday-Thursday.
ESL class meets on Wednesday morning from 11:30-12:45. This is a mixed level group that uses zoom breakout rooms for different levels. . For both tutoring and ESL classes, curriculum is provided, and volunteers are trained and work alongside staff.
The center also offers girls’ and boys’ clubs, outdoor kids’ clubs in the summer, professional development and helps prepare students for citizenship exams. These all provide ways to holistically support and encourage entire families.
This is a great opportunity to impact families in Queens with the love of Christ!