Family Scholar House, Inc.
July 29, 2011
I was a social work intern at Family Scholar House and I know from experience that this non-profit organization truly acts on their mission each and everyday by providing guidance and support to single parents as they work towards a four year college degree. Family Scholar House not only focuses on the educational aspect of their single parent students but their work extends to their children as well, encouraging their participants to enroll their children in early learning programs. Family Scholar House has shown me that they are not just ANY non-profit organization, but they are one of the greatest. By opening their arms and their hearts to those who are struggling with poverty and homeless, Family Scholar House advocates for their families to achieve self sufficient lives by creating opportunities be involved in such as courses in financial coaching, healthy lifestyle skill building, parenting classes, and much more! Fortunately, during my time at Family Scholar House I was able to see many families successful graduate from their program and make a better life, but always coming back to help and assist those who once was in their spot. Family Scholar House is indeed one of its kind focusing on a population that society often forgets about. The many experiences I had with Family Scholar House and their participants will forever be a part of my life, and I will always be a supporter of this organization.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
working towards ending the cycle of poverty through education.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
Hire more people because Family Scholar House is expanding and it would serve the employees and the participants to be able to go to several case managers, pre-residential services coordinators, and academic advisor's.
Volunteer & I was a social work intern and I was responsible for case management, academic services, support group facilitation, as well as providing support and advice for those who were not yet residents of Family Scholar House.