The Ohio Hispanic Coalition's After-School Program was founded in 2002 to ensure that Limited English Proficient (LEP) Latino/Hispanic students were receiving education assistance that is bilingual and bi-culturally-responsive to their educational needs. At the time, Ohio had received a large number of immigrant children coming from Latin American countries and schools were encouraging students to speak exclusively in English. The students began losing their connection with their native language and culture, a situation that OHCO sought to prevent with the After-School Program.
The Program takes place Monday to Friday in the afternoons, throughout the school year and enrolls students in Kindergarten through 5th grade.
While attending the program, students receive homework assistance and participate in enrichment activities related to the arts, science, math, and technology. Each student at the program receives a healthy dinner and participates in nutrition education. The students read and write in both Spanish and English on a daily basis and engage in physical activities such as soccer, yoga, and Zumba. The program includes two field trips throughout the school year and celebrates both the Hispanic/Latino and American holidays through interactive, family-oriented festivities.
The After-School Program currently operates at three sites (Northside Columbus, Eastside Columbus, and Westside Columbus) and serving approximately 100 students each year.
Enrollment for the After-School Program takes place in September each year. To enroll your student in the program, please call the respective site:
Summer Enrichment Camp —
The Ohio Hispanic Coalition also offers the Summer Enrichment Camp, an 8-week day camp that focuses on providing a safe, fun, and educational environment for the Hispanic/Latino participants when school is not in session. The children participate in sports, arts, and music activities alongside daily reading and math lessons.
In partnership with the Columbus Parks & Recreation, participants receive daily nutritious snacks and lunches and go on weekly field trips to locations such as the pool, the movies, and the Olentangy Caverns.
The program operates in Northside Columbus, Eastside Columbus, and Westside Columbus and serves approximately 120 participants each year in the Franklin County area, from ages 6 to 13.
Enrollment for the Summer Enrichment Camp takes place in May each year. To enroll your child,
please call the respective site:
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