What is CCASP?
The Center for Community Academic Success Partnerships, an Illinois 501c3 was created in 2007 to address the problems of juvenile delinquency in some of the poorest communities in Chicago. The values and philosophy of CCASP are centered around improving the quality of neighborhood life with a special focus on solving problems faced by young people and their families.
- 89 Youth and families Engaged in services.
- 91 Art Boxes delivered.
- 21 hrs/week of services delivered.
- 2 Parent Engagement Activities
- Financial Literacy Partner added- NuPath Enterprises, Carl Washington.
COMMUNITY SCHOOL INITIATIVE (CSI)
Parent Engagement Centers are a part of the Community Schools Initiative at Coles Elementary School and Mireles Elementary School. Parent engagement centers are utilized to promote parent engagement and to improve student learning. Parents receive training to help them be computer literate and improve basic computer skills. The technology is also used by parents for GED, ESL and other classes.
Teen REACH (Responsibility, Education, Achievement, Caring, and Hope) is a comprehensive youth development initiative that provides after school program services to high-risk youth between the ages of 6 and 17.
Girls that Code
Hands on Curriculum Developed by the funder and integrated into weekly programming. Materials are added to the bo-monthly art box.
ICJIA Violence Prevention
CCASP Enhanced Violence Prevention Program (EVPP) incorporates community resource assessment for root cause determination, with Street Violence Prevention.
Other Virtual Activities
Youth Advisory Board
- Developing leaders through enrichment and participation exposure activities.
- Holistic family services through parent engagement activities.
Life as Art
- Art exposure for participants, community, and their families.
- Creation of “Safe spaces” for youth and adults.
Social-Emotional Learning (SEL)
- Opportunities for engagement and discussion of feelings and their repercussions.
- Reflections on “acting out” which manifest as aggression in youth and young adults and deviant behavior.
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