Parent Empowerment Center at the Phyllis Wheatley Community Center
The Parent Empowerment Center (PEC): helps parents become learning partners, creates powerful connections between home and school, and provides educational opportunities for the entire family.
Parents have a huge effect on their childen’s education.
In fact, research shows that schools would need to increase per-pupil spending by more than $1,000 in order to achieve the same results as parental involvement.
According to a 2002 National Education Service:
*When parents are involved, students tend to achieve more, regardless of socioeconomic status, ethnic/racial background, or parents’ educational level.
When parents are involved, students generally:
* have higher grades and test scores
* better attendance
* more consistently complete homework.
* have higher education rates and greater enrollment rates in post-secondary education.
What the PEC provides
Assistance in obtaining and using High Speed Internet
Information and Workshops
-Skills required for students in all subjects at each grade.
-Assist students to improve skills on various class and school assessments.
-Family math, science, and reading activities
-Family participation in setting student goals each year and in planning for college or work.
-Information on community activities that link to learning skills and talents.
-Service integration through partnerships involving school; civic, counseling, cultural, health, recreation, and other agencies and organizations; and businesses.
-Service to the community by students and families.
Access to low-cost computers and technical support
Access to low-cost educational software
Programs at Phyllis Wheatley are based on a family strength model, a holistic approach to engage people in decision making that empowers them within the context of family and community.
Phyllis Wheatley uses research and outcome-based strategies to help individuals and families achieve the results they desire. Since 1924, PWCC has helped more than 200,000 men, women and children.
Today we serve approximately 1,000 residents annually through our service divisions: Early Child Development, Youth Development, and Family Strengthening.