Learn about NEST

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NEST fosters student-school-parent-community relationships to improve outcomes for children:   

  • Nutritious lunches during the summer months and healthy snacks during the school year
  • Targeted-tutoring services to close the academic gap
  • Homework help in a safe, caring environment within the neighborhood
  • Referrals to support resources for children and their families
  • Organized outdoor sports and activities

How does NEST change the outcomes for low-income children in our community?

  • Creates school/community connectedness by working cooperatively with children, parents, teachers, and schools
  • Addresses identified academic barriers to learning through free, targeted tutoring and homework-help programs, which are offered in a mobile learning center within the child's own environment
  • Addresses non-academic barriers to education by providing a local resource for connecting children and their families to support agencies and services.
"It is estimated that over 50% of the children that grow up in poverty spend a lifetime in poverty."

-National Center for Children in Poverty