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160 N Third St
San Jose
California 95112

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Programs: The After School Academic Program provides a 10-month comprehensive curriculum for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders that are academically at-risk. Our program using project based learning as our education strategy, and focuses on teaching mathematics, science and technology to 45-55 students during the academic school year. Services are provided M-Th between 2:00pm-5:30pm. Core services include daily tutoring and one-on-one time with a mentor; opportunities to engage in bi-weekly science projects, bi-weekly physical activities, bi-monthly visits to a local museum using interactive educational exhibits, quarterly anti-tobacco projects, quarterly writing workshops, and quarterly cultural educational workshops or celebrations.

The Robotics Program provides a 14-week enrichment curriculum using a team mentoring approach to help children in grades 5-8 develop leadership, team building & project management skills through the use of technology. Services are provided on Saturdays and students enrolled participate in the Tech Challenge, an annual Robotics competition. This curriculum is designed to be highly competitive and requires Tech Challenge Mentors (engineers) to support our student teams in meeting a challenge.

The Adult Education Program offers English as a Second Language and computer classes for parents and interested adults to encourage parental involvement in children's education and help them develop new skills. Our curriculum includes a series of three 6-week sessions taught in the evenings in small groups by volunteers. Students in our computer program have the opportunity to receive a refurbished computer upon successful completion.

The Third Street Community Center is a place where people of all ages and backgrounds are actively engaged in enriching themselves and their community through education, arts, technology and service.

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One of the best run, most effective community based programs I have ever known. I volunteer as needed, with any area that is asked. I donate to their fundraisers all because I see what an impact the agency has on some of the most at risk children in our community. Truly and inspirational ... more »
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I came to Third Street as a student volunteer from SJSU. I came with little expectations, but I did come with a great curiosity of what was in store for me. I've been working with kids almost all my life and I wondered if Third Street would be any different than my past experiences. And it was... I ... more »
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