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Field Report: Kedila Family Learning Services

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Happy New Year!  2013 brings new opportunities for Kedila to grow and further our mission of providing education, training, support services, and affordable and safe housing for the constituency we serve.

Kedila is very fortunate to have established a partnership with Xavier University Preparatory School.  In addition to operating at Banneker Elementary and Middle School, Kedila’s After School Program will now also operate at Xavier Prep.  On a similar note, Kedila will have both sites open for its Summer Camp program, and Kedila is looking to expand its After School Program to serve students at Homer A. Plessy Community School when it opens in fall 2013.

Kedila is also excited about its new partnership with Tulane’s Workforce Management Office.  Tulane Work-Study Students will serve as one-on-one tutors to give students in Kedila’s After School Program the individualized attention they need.  Additionally, Xavier University Service Learning students will be helping students in Kedila’s After School Program with a digital media enrichment project.

Kedila is thankful that it has an industrious intern named Yuxin “Heidi” Zhang.  In addition to tutoring and mentoring the students, Heidi will help continue generating Kedila’s monthly newsletter and also develop lesson plans for enrichment activities.

Hands On New Orleans has been an excellent partner, and Kedila is fortunate to have Amna Aziz as a Hands On Volunteer Leader again this semester.  Amna will continue to lead special hands-on enrichment activities with the students at the Banneker site.

If you are interested in volunteering with Kedila or becoming a Kedila instructor, please e-mail me at betsy@kedila.org.  You can help provide the individualized attention that the students in our After School and Summer Camp programs need to reach their potential and be successful in life.

-Betsy Bateman, Tulane AmeriCorps VISTAKedila Family Learning Services


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One comment on “Field Report: Kedila Family Learning Services

    March 6, 2013

    Great write up about Kedila January activities. Thanks Betsy for all you do to help promote Kedila and its mission.

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