The afterschool and summer enrichment programs serve children that reside at 3902 Spring Garden Street, Rowan House and Imani Homes. Through daily tutoring and academic enrichment programs, PEC helps homeless children to perform better in school. While these are children's programs, they are especially designed to encourage parent involvement in their children’s growth and education.
The afterschool program addresses children’s academic, developmental, and social needs and works to improve a child’s success in school. All school-age children living at PEC are enrolled in the local public schools. The program operates Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM and 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM on Friday.
Parents as well as PEC staff provide homework assistance and tutoring. Additionally, parents attend monthly meetings on such topics as helping children succeed in school, effective parent/teacher and school communication, managing report cards, and school conferences.
The summer enrichment program provides on-site academic enrichment and recreational activities as well as field trips to museums and cultural events. As in the afterschool program, parents escort children on field trips, which encourage family bonding. Parents are also taught the importance of providing cultural and enrichment activities for children.