For over 20 years, CHW has offered educational support to youth to break the cycle of poverty.
Community HousingWorks’ own Study Stars program focuses on achieving grade level reading for K-5th grade students, well-documented as the most important gateway to educational and life success. The program enhances literacy skills, sharpens reading and study skills, builds self-esteem, and fosters parent participation in school life. Study Stars uses a nationally-evaluated online literacy program, i-Ready, that provides individualized lessons and reports.
The Achievers Club provides high school youth with an on-site leadership development and mentorship program, including workshops on post-secondary career pathways, community organizing and financial literacy, as well as opportunities to give back to their community through service activities.
VALOR Scholarships are offered to CHW youth and adult residents to support post-secondary education and career pathways, ranging from two and four-year college degrees to career certificates and technical certifications. In 2018, 33 CHW residents from nine communities won scholarships totaling $35,000.