Flora has been a student in the Motheread Program for over a year. Here, she is learning the value of reading to her children as well as helping build a community of women that share their hopes, struggles and successes. The classes also strengthen her ability to write, speak and understand English. Recently, she went to her son’s school and for the first time was able to communicate with his teachers and administrators in order to arrange for a parent-teacher conference. It made her feel proud and confident as a parent.
The Program helps strengthen Latino community residents to live independently and self-sufficiently by increasing the basic and computer skills of adults; increasing the connection between home and school for families; increasing the awareness of other resources; and reducing the social isolation of new immigrants to the community.
- Parent/child literacy classes (Motheread Program)
- Love and Logic Parenting Classes
- Resource referral programs
- Mentoring Partnership with students from Warren Wilson College serving Latino middle school and high school students
- Community partnership between Latino mothers, their children and Warren Wilson College students to create a “Healing Garden” of medicinal herbs and a Welcoming Arbor leading to the walking trails on the campus of Emma Elementary School.
Children First/Communities In Schools Buncombe County
Latino Outreach Mailing Address:
50 S. French Broad Ave. Ste. #246
Asheville, NC 28801
fax: (828) 281-3308
Latino Outreach Physical Address:
37 Brickyard Road (Housed in the same facility as the Family Resource Center at Emma)
Asheville, NC 28806
Norma Brown–Latino Outreach Coordinator