Latino School Readiness: The Future of Our Children is in Your Hands

To expand our free Pre-K program to prepare low-income Latino children aged 1-5 to have a successful kindergarten experience.

El CENTRO HISPANO, Inc

Our story

Latinos are the fastest growing school-aged population both nationally and in North Carolina, yet many of them perform far below most of their peers from the first day of kindergarten. 36% of children entering kindergarten in Durham identified as Hispanic/Latino, [1]Although nearly 90% of Latino children in North Carolina are U.S. citizens [2], national data shows that Latino children are less likely than any other racial or ethnic group to be enrolled in an early childhood program or to receive early intervention services.[3] Access to high quality early education is crucial for gaining the skills needed to be successful in Kindergarten.

Our goal for our “Latino School Readiness Program” is to expand and strengthen our free bilingual Pre-Kindergarten program, using the evidence-based Creative Curriculum to prepare 100 low-income Durham County Latino children, ages 1 to 5 years, to have a successful Kindergarten experience.

Our Pre-K program offers linguistic, academic and social skills to improve educational success and opportunities for the growing Latino community.

[1] Kindergarten health assessment [2] Pew Hispanic Center 2014.[3] Action for Children, 2010. FPG Child Development Institute UNC-CH, 2004

Why it matters?

27% of Latino four-year-olds lacked regular arrangements for child care. More than 80% of Latino fourth grades were not reading proficiency. Our Pre-Kindergarten program offers linguic, academic and social skills to improve educational success and opportunities for the growing Latino community.

How will the funds be used?

At least 75% of participants will increase school readiness, based on parent questionnaire and teacher observation survey.

A total of 100 children will be served by Pre-Kindergarten Program over the year July 2014 to June 2015.



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Dawn O Morgenstern

Adelante con educacion!

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MARIADELPILAR ROCHA

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MARIADELPILAR ROCHA

Honoring all donations received in Compare Foods from the community members

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Maria Rocha

Thank you to my colombian friends who raised this amount

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Diana Campoamor

Contribution on behalf of Chloe Stuber!

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Ronald N Goldberg

In honor of my kids

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Thomas Cowart

In honor to my wife

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Tana Hoffman

From the Education beneficiaries to our Education Program.

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Lenin Martinez

From the Service Support beneficiaries

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Karenth hernandez

In honor to Leonel

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Lenin Martinez

In honor to Support Services

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Elizabeth Parker Flint

for El Centro

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Diana Campoamor

A contribution on behalf of Rebecca English!

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Elizabeth A Hernandez

Celebrating HIPster philanthropy: THANK YOU Rebecca, Sally Chloe and Alex!!

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Julieta Giner

Que bien trabajo hagas ECH! Los ninos son el futuro y deben tener todo los oportunidades como el otro.

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Rachel Nordberg Rosin

Adelante!

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Rosa Rodriguez

Judy inspired

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Shoshannah Smith Sayers

Good luck reaching your goal!

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Diana Campoamor

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Leonor Clavijo

Gracias por invertir en nuestros ni̱os!

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Best Wishes Rafael

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Morgan L. Barlow

Thanks for all the work you do!!

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Miguel L. Rojas

Close to the goal! come on!
we can do it!

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Heather McLean

Everyone should give to this great cause and support our community!

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Marianela Manana

Great job!

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Elizabeth Crites

Great program. Good luck!

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Thank you for all your work!

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NC Indian Economic Development Initiative supports your efforts

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Mucha suerte,
El centro Hispano una de las organizaciones mas admiradas que he tenido el placer de conocer.

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The team

Tana Hoffman

Fanny Fragoso

Education Supervisor

Pilar Rocha-Goldberg

Maritza Chirinos

Health Program Director

Silvio Balcazar

Lenin Martinez

Community Specialist

Natalia Lenis

Karenth Hernandez

Executive Administrative Assista

Marco Tulio Aleman

Rosemary Holland

Campaign Member- Volunteer

Francisco J. Duque



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