Villa Esperanza Community Center, a project of Esperanza Community Housing, runs a community-based After School Program designed to support children’s social and academic skills through mentoring, homework assistance and enrichment activities.
Throughout the year, the children in the After School Program enrich their knowledge of the world by learning about different countries, cultures and historical characters through book reading, documentaries and online research. Each theme based activity culminates with a display of an art, craft or science project at Mercado La Paloma.
During the past months of May and June the children learned about the beautiful country of India and painted drawings depicting various symbols of Indian culture which included dances, decorations, Rangoli art, and the Diwali Festival of Lights.
If you would like to become a volunteer for Villa Esperanza Community Center and make a difference in a child’s life, contact Yadira Arevalo, Director of Education at 213 748-9596.