MI CASA Campus provides low-income children a strong academic support and enrichment activities through afterschool programming giving them the opportunity to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and physically in a safe environment that will better prepare them for their future. To provide family support services to enhance parenting and promote family involvement through a variety of programs and activities.
 
 
For more information please call: (860) 522-5222

After School Program

This program provides academic support and enrichment activities, youth development, including nutrition and health, and recreation, aligned with Hartford Public Schools district improvement plan and core standards. The after school programs are provided in Maria Sanchez Elementary School and Ramon E. Betances Early Reading Lab. The afterschool programs provide services to 65-100 children between the ages of 8-17 years old.

Family Resource Center

The Family Resource Center is located at María C. Colon Sánchez Elementary School. Services provided include “Parent as Teacher” certified parent education for parents who have children aged  0-3 including monitoring developmental milestones, home visits, play groups and workshops/group connection meetings for parents; after school programming; educational opportunities for child care providers; and family literacy activities including Family Read, family support, advocacy and referrals.

Leadership Programs

This program provides training to 20 students ages 10 -17 from María Sánchez. Youth are selected from our after school program to be “junior leaders.”  They participate in a minimum of 3 sessions per week, including multicultural leadership training and service learning programming, and assisting in ongoing implementation of key MI CASA initiatives.  The intent is to engage youth and families in our community centered service learning initiatives “Transformando el Futuro” (Transforming the Future) and to further develop a “hierarchy of respect” that is a key element of leadership in the Latino culture. 

After School Summer Camp

This program incorporates a variety of learning activities including academic enrichment, environmental learning, science, youth development, nutrition and health, cultural activities, sports or athletics and technology/media activities. This program is designed to provide enrichment activities during the school summer sessions. The program is five weeks and target youth between 10-17 years of age living in Hartford-Frog Hollow and surrounding neighborhoods. The summer provides services to one-hundred children living in the City of Hartford.

 

 

Teen Pregnancy Prevention Initiative

The purpose of this initiative is to raise awareness about the importance of making healthy decisions about relationships and sex and, to adopt less risky behaviors. A total of eight facilitated sessions provided by health educators are conducted aiming to empower students to develop goals for their future; to develop and manage intrapersonal and interpersonal skills, to improve self-confidence and  positive attitudes and, to apply the skills learn to their everyday lives through role-playing and interactive activates and games designed to enhance their knowledge. This initiative uses an evidenced-based curriculum from the Center for Diseases Control.




Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

is a free tax preparation services provided by to people who generally make $54,000 or less, persons with disabilities and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance preparing a basic tax return. Services are provided by IRS-trained and certified volunteers during the tax season (February to April 15).

Community Service Assistance

This is an additional service offered to individuals on a walk-in basis. We are able to hellp invididuals with different type of services such as: help completing certain application forms, provide referrals and linking them to other services available in the community, providing support and guidance to advocate for specific matters.

Contact Us

  • Afterschool Program and Family Resource Center at Maria Sanchez Elementary School

    • Denise Ortiz, Youth Service Coordinator
      860) 695-4983
    • Yesenia Conde, Family Resource Center Coordinator
      (860) 695-4983

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