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Family Literacy Program Beatriz Otero Chief Executive Officer Eda Garcia Family Literacy Director July 11, 2006


The Early Years • In 1986, CentroNía opened its doors in a local church with 15 children. • Our initial years focused on Early Childhood Education and After-School programs.


CentroNĂ­a and the DC Bilingual Public Charter School


An educational space that grows with children and families

ďƒ˜ Face to the community


CentroNĂ­a Mission

Educating children and youth and strengthening families, in a bilingual, multicultural community.


Design Elements

Using color & shapes  Bringing light into the space  Incorporating transition spaces


Versatile space that grows with children and families


CentroNia’s Four Integrated Service Delivery Areas 1. The Learning Center 2. The Professional Development Academy 3. The DC Bilingual Charter School & the Serves component

4. Family/Community Development – Family Literacy Program – Family Institute – SPARK


CentroNía’s Core Beliefs • Social Justice • Economic Well-Being • Family Stability • Life-long Learning


Family Literacy Program


Family Literacy Tutoring Program

Amy Post


Family Book Clubs


Literacy Conference Nov 2006


Student Run Book Store


Adult Programs Coming Soon to the Family Literacy Program

• English as Second Language • Spanish Literacy


Today our mission remains the same Educating children and youth and strengthening families in a bilingual, multicultural community


Broadening Our Reach

• Engaging over 300 children and their families • Extending programs into 13 district schools • Seeking to provide the model for district schools to become centers of community


CentroNía 2006 Workshop Presentation