MISSION STATEMENT
The overall mission of the 65th Street Corridor Community Collaborative Project is to improve the lives of immigrant children and their families by implementing effective community mobilization strategies and community-based programs that create sustainable change in communities and lead to their revitalization. The Project aims to develop educational and social programs for disadvantaged children by continuing, strengthening, and expanding intervention programs at Will C. Wood Middle School and Hiram Johnson High School. The Project has adopted a community mobilization strategy that extends beyond intervention at the level of the individual student and single causative agents and focuses on prevention and intervention at the level of social settings that may have the greatest impact on students’ daily experiences. This partnership with these two schools in the 65th Street Corridor enables us to employ naturalistic, longitudinal interventions at earlier ages leading to proactive and positive interactions for young individuals that can be sustained over time.