Monday, September 7, 2015

CCLU Offering After-School Programs

Centro Cultural Latinos Unidos will begin offering after-school programs starting on Sept. 14.

The non-profit, established in 1997 to enhance the leadership skills of the Latino and other youth in our community by creating, nurturing, and promoting an environment of growth and cultural enrichment, is located at 301 King St., in the basement of First Baptist Church.

Here is a listing of this fall's programs:
  • Homework Help – Monday through Friday, 4 to 6 p.m: Tutors from Ursinus College and the Hill School will help children with their homework.
  • Spanish Lessons for Children – Monday, 5 to 6 p.m.: Paul L. Goldberg, Associate Professor of Spanish, Department of Modern Languagesat Widener University will teach Spanish to children
  • English Lessons for Adults -- Tuesday, 5 to 6 p.m.: Paul L. Goldberg, will teach adults English
  • Math and Science Help – Wednesday, 4 to 5 p.m. Every Wednesday Tabitha Kraus from Saint Joseph’s University, will volunteer with the after school program to help children,kindergarten to 10th grade, with math and science 

Special Programs for Adults

  • Immigration, 6 to 7 p.m.: Lance Malcolm and Mr. Eric Winter, immigration attorneys from Prince Law Offices, will talk about immigration issues affecting the Latino Community, 12-week program, in Spanish and English
In the presentation they would cover:
1) Different types of immigrants
2) Basic Procedures for getting permanent residence or citizenship
3) “Dream Act” DACA eligibility
4) Myths and misconceptions about deferred action programs and permanent residence
5) Conduct that can lead to removal/deportation
6) What type of relief is available for undocumented people
  • Nutrition, 6 to 7 p.m. :Iliana Almodovar, Nutrition Education Advisor from Penn State Nutrition Links will hold a 12-week program.
  • Women’s Health, 6 to 7 p.m.: Laura Quinones, Planned Parenthood Southeastern PA, will lead an ongoing 12-week series about women and girl’s health and education.
  • Seniors and Children -- Dribbling to Health, Friday, 5 to 6 p.m. "Dribbling to Health,” the intergenerational low-impact exercise program continues this year with funding from the Pottstown Health and Wellness. Seniors and children benefit from playing games together.
For more information contact Rita Paez at 610-705-0566

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