Education

Youth

Eden Housing Resident Services year-round expanded learning (after school), summer and enrichment programs provide a safe and supportive environment for youth ages 5 to 17 to learn and lead right where they live.  We are focused on closing the achievement and opportunities gap for our youth in affordable housing. Our programs focus on improving educational outcomes and the trajectory for youth by offering access to high quality programming.  Our programs promote college and career readiness, leadership skills, diversity and inclusion, social-emotional development and family engagement. Our program models a two generation approach which not only serves the child, but also serves the family unit. Families are offered support and training on how to advocate for their children in school and we provide education around how family members can be engaged in their child’s educational development.  This holistic approach with each participant encourages strong partnerships with family members and schools to help create support networks for the youth and families who live at our properties.
 
Through our work with the Partnership for Children and Youth (PCY), we have assisted in the development of “Quality Standards for Expanded Learning in Public and Affordable Housing.” This document serves as a guide for continuous quality improvement for our youth programs. 
 
We operate the nationally recognized Raising A Reader program promoting early childhood literacy to children ages 0 – 8.
 
We also work in partnership with community partners such as the Boys and Girls Clubs to provide additional programming for our youth, to share resources and to provide opportunities to participate in ongoing learning in the field of youth programming. 
 

Adults and Parents

Adults are supported in their knowledge and ability to find employment and increase their ability to advance in their education and career.  Many take advantage of English as a second language classes and financial literacy support to promote housing stability. Eden also encourages parents to improve their ability to advocate for their children in school and engage in their child’s educational development. Where possible, technology classes and broadband access are provided.

 

Seniors & People with Special Needs

Seniors and residents with special needs are provided resources and technology access to improve their ability to navigate the systems affecting their lives such as health care, social security, transportation, and more.  They are also linked to services and classes in areas of individual need and interest.   

eden housing does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, familial status, national origin, or any other arbitrary basis.