After-School Literacy Program
The classes utilize web-based programs, such as Lexia Reading and Reading Plus software, for skills building. This program promotes reading and literacy for under-served populations of children. The new Scholastic books in our book room are used for reading projects in our after school program. Our program serves as a model for promoting the Campaign for African American Achievement nationwide. Reading and Math literacy classes are offered in both Racine and Kenosha for at risk youth (ages 8-18). The classes utilize web-based programs, such as Lexia Reading and Reading Plus software, for skills building.
Housing and Foreclosure Program
The program provides monthly workshops, training and referrals on home buying, credit repair and foreclosure prevention. Monthly workshops are held with the target population being low-income African Americans and monolingual Spanish speakers or persons with limited English proficiency.
Summer and Lunch Program (June & July)
The Federal summer food program provides an opportunity for youth to receive lunch during the summer while school is out. Meals are provided through the Racine Unified and Kenosha Unified School Districts at both Urban League locations.
At both Urban League building, we train people through several Wisconsin subsidized programs, e.g. SER Senior Training Program (DOL), ResCare Work Experience (W2), FoodShare Employment & Training (FSET), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), and Department of Corrections, in the areas of receptionist, custodian, and many others.