Paul’s Place began in the fall of 2000 as a response to the mainly Haitian-American children living in the neighborhood surrounding the church who were in the need of a safe haven and homework help. The Vestry recognized the need, contributed the seed money and the program was formalized with the hiring of a full-time Director.
Paul’s Place currently welcomes 30 students each school day. They begin arriving about 2:15 pm and stay until 7:00 pm. During those hours the students receive tutoring, work on social skills, have a nutritional snack and a balanced family-style meal, participate in a variety of extracurricular activities and enjoy an “earned” Friday field trip. School visits are regularly arranged to meet with guidance counselors to make sure our students remain on track. Although academics are an important focus at Paul’s Place, we frequently provide a variety of non-academic services to our children and their families in order to promote their overall well-being (e.g., social service referrals, medical appointments, transportation needs, clothing, food, etc).
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