African Community Education Program

Rating: 5 stars   14 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education, International

Location: 24 Chatham Street Worcester MA 01604 USA

Mission: The mission of the African Community Education Program (ACE) is to assist our students in realizing their educational, cultural and social goals, while guiding them in becoming competent, responsible and productive citizens in the Worcester, Massachusetts area as well as the greater society.
Results: We received three grants in November of 2012 from generous organizations. The grants are the Education Inititive from the Norman L. and Dorothy A. Sharfman Fund of Greater Worcester Community Foundation, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education's After School and Out-Of-School Time Quality Grant, and one from the Staples Foundation. We also had a successful fall festival, Thanksgiving celebration, and trip to Assumption College with students and parents this year.
Target demographics: African refugee and immigrant youth
Geographic areas served: Worcester
Programs: Saturday Program After-School Tutoring Mentoring for Empowerment and Exchange (MEE) Parent Outreach Summer Programs Adult ESL and Citizenship Classes (forthcoming)
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 14-1970474
(508) 799-3653
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Rating: 5 stars  

I worked at ACE from 2006 to 2010 as a volunteer, a mentor, education coordinator and a teacher. ACE is a wonderful program that is fill with many young ideas willing to put into action. The kids are very respectful, honest and are always full of 360 degree kinetic energy. They have so much power, will, love, care and respect. It was an honored to have served them having been a refugee myself.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The work that ACE (African Community Education program) does for Worcester is meaningful. It supports the youth with their schooling in a way that the schools could not keep up with. They provide a place where the students can go to get help with their homework and also support them them emotionally. It gives them a place where they can meet others coming from similar backgrounds. They can learn English with others of their own age in a comfortable surrounding. I enjoy visiting ACE and watching the youth and their teachers interacting.

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