Spotlight on Service Enrichment: Columbus State ESL Afterschool Communities at Providence Glen

Columbus State ESL Afterschool CommunitiesAccord Management is proud to partner with Columbus State Community College ESL Afterschool Communities at the Providence Glen apartments.

Backed by the Ohio Department of Education 21st Century Community Learning Center Grants, the Providence Glen program currently serves 35 Somali children and families. Locating within the housing community alleviates transportation needs and ensures access to after school educational opportunities.

Students participate in activities including:

  • small reading groups
    Columbus State ESLAsC student at work
    Students enjoy homework help, field trips, academic achievement awards, and after school meals. Photo credit: Columbus State ESLAsC
  • homework help
  • field trips
  • creative design
  • group problem-solving
  • learning about world geography
  • hands-on science experiments, such as building cloud and weather stations and raising butterflies, bullfrog tadpoles, and plants
  • awards recognizing students for improvement in reading, good grades, responsibility, and attendance

Since 2005, students in grades 2-5 have thrived in a multifaceted program that brilliantly combines lessons that expand academic and social skills. For instance, students don’t just learn how to start a blog, they blog about their thoughts on bullying, combining technical, language, and social skills.

Accord Management service enrichment, Columbus State ESLAsC
Students and educators at Providence Glen Photo credit: Columbus State ESLAsC

The best thing about the Providence Glen after school program is watching the students grow and seeing their excitement everyday. The program contributes to the students’ academic success and provides a boost in self confidence from achieving goals they may have once found difficult to reach.   –Brianne Manczak, Providence Glen Program Coordinator

Accord Management is proud to work with Columbus State ESL Afterschool Communities. Through their hard work, over 30 students of Providence Glen gain benefits from powerful educational opportunities.Joe Recchie, Accord Management

Learn more about Columbus State ESL Afterschool Communities program at Providence Glen and stay up-to-date on their accomplishments with their newsletters.

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