10140 Alondra Blvd.
Bellflower, CA 90706
Hosted by the Bellflower Unified School District and supported by the AmeriCorps National Service Program, Project APPLE is a safe, structured, fun, and free afterschool program in a southern California suburb where 750 students in grades K-6 at seven elementary schools benefit from homework help, recreation, and enrichment activities designed to be fun and engaging while supporting academic achievement and increasing reading proficiency. Seventy-two college students, 9-11 assigned to each site, are recruited and trained by program staff to serve as volunteers in homework centers to supplement the regular school-day learning by assisting students with their homework assignments, engaging them in specific literacy skills-building practice, and providing 200 of the program’s first through third graders with one-to-one or small group literacy tutoring. Project APPLE is part of the Caring Connections Collaborative, a group of local private and non-profit agencies.
Children & Youth, Community, Volunteerism & Philanthropy, Education – K-12