TLC designs programs to meet the specific needs of the community at large. We offer Educational Programs specially designed to support school age students from Elementary Ed through College and programs for adults who are looking to complete their High School equivalency (GED), build their English language skills (ELL) or further develop their resumes.
TLC also offers resources to support community members during difficult times, e.g. Food Pantry, Behavioral Counseling, and Health Education.
TLC knows that investments in our community are vital to so we have partnered with local schools to launch the following:
- provide Parenting on Purpose workshops for parents and guardians of High School students,
- Supply The Future, an initiative which provides students with back packs and supplies at the start of the school year to thousands of families in need,
- Art programs which brings local artists (young and old) in to TLC to create galleries of artwork to be used for fundraising or school beautification projects.
The Following are programs currently offered at TLC.
For students preparing for college we provide workshops and coaching to help HS Junior’s and Senior’s prepare for the transition to college. In addition, we offer the students opportunities to serve their communities; further developing their academic resume. For parents, we offer workshops and training on the college application process and financial planning; equipping parents with the ability to help their children succeed.
For students in grades 3-8 we provide enrichment programs to enhance every student’s learning. We offer affordable tutoring in preparation of state tests during the Winter and Spring. In the summer we offer a back to school refresher.
GENERAL EDUCATION (GED)
The GED courses assist students in developing skills in preparation for the GED test. When passed, this test certifies that the taker has high school level academic skills and students can be encouraged to continue their education. The GED program is currently offered in English only for adults 18+.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS (ELL)
ELL courses are designed to increase a student’s proficiency in the English Language using relevant themes and topics. The curriculum uses relationship building, through conversational English as a method of building more complex language skills.
Training opportunities provide participants with skill development from the basics of finding employment to developing both hard and soft skills. Workshops include resume building, interview do’s and don’ts, customer service and professionalism.
Participants facing trying times are given an opportunity to engage in one-on-one conversation and counseling with licensed professionals in a private setting.
HEALTH & MEDICAL
The health and Medical team provide relevant workshops, informational sessions, and assistance with resource navigation to help community members address health issues and concerns. The team also works with community partners to secure financially relevant health and medical services as needed.
FINANCIAL TRAINING SERIES
The Financial Training Series will be custom designed to assist high school students, college students and adults in developing skills from opening a basic bank account, balancing a checkbook, creating and managing a personal budget, saving for future (retirement, college fund) and debt relief.
Elizabeth’s Embrace is a program designed to provide emotional and educational support for pregnant teenagers. At TLC, we will offer parenting workshops, counseling services, and provide referrals to outside resources when the need arises (e.g. health services).
Happy Holidays is an event based initiative designed to foster a sense of belonging and hope during the holidays. Events are planned and coordinated by our team and range from Mother’s Day Celebrations at local family shelters, to preparing a Thanksgiving meal, to delivering Christmas gifts to children of incarcerated parents during the Holidays.
SUPPLY THE FUTURE
Each year TLC sponsors students in a network of local schools by providing backpacks and school supplies. TLC believes that if the next generation of students is well equipped they can change the future. This unique partnership with local public schools, working together with parents, teachers, parent coordinators, and principals allows TLC to Supply the Future.