The Cape Verdean Association of Brockton, Inc. (CVAB) established in 1977, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit community based organization, whose mission is to provide education, health, civic, social and human services to the Cape Verdeans and other people residing in the greater Brockton area.
After School Program
The after school program provides service to kids in 1st to 5th grade in Brockton Public Schools. The after school program also allows youth ages 14-17 (high school aged) to volunteer and gain community service experience through tutoring younger children in the program. CVAB follows the school year calendar for this program. The program runs from September to June, Monday to Friday from 3PM to 5:30PM. This program provides these children with daily help with their homework, a nutritious snack, and additional tutoring/activities to help them with the subjects that they are struggling with. The program also allows for the children to socialize in a controlled and safe environment. Children participate in activities on a weekly to a monthly base depending on the holiday calendar and themed week.
YEP WE CAN (Youth Enhancement Program)
YEP WE CAN is a summer program for the youth of Brockton ages ranging from 5 to 14. The summer program also allows for youth 14-17 to volunteer and gain community service experience. The summer program runs for 5 weeks Monday to Friday from 8:00AM to 3:30PM. The program provides low to moderate income children with the opportunity and experience to learn, explore, and grow with our themed weeks. Children at the summer program cycle through four blocks during the morning hours: Learning Center, Arts & Expression, Science & Discovery, and Crafts & More. In the afternoon, children cycle through preplanned kids choice activities that range from Sports, Movie Making, Water Games, Dance Party, Zumba, Yoga, Easy Cooking, Talent Show Prep, Simple Arts & Crafts, Drama & Skits, Carnival Prep, and more. Both breakfast and lunch are provided onsite. CVAB provides a safe, structured, and healthy environment for the kids.
The English as a Second language program runs on the same schedule of the academic school year. Students from all different ethnic backgrounds, economic backgrounds and age ranges are serviced through this program. The students attend class twice a week during either the morning session 10AM to 12PM or the evening session 6PM to 8PM. The ESOL program is taught by an experienced teacher that is hands-on, multi-lingual, has a diverse teaching background, and is very receptive to the needs of her students.