Civic Engagement/Community Service
Afterschool programs keep kids safe, inspire them to learn and help working families. For every child in a program, two are waiting to get in. We’re working to change that.
Proudly serving more than 14,500 youth and their families encompassing 31,000 square miles across the Southwest Idaho and Eastern Oregon counties of Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley and Washington in Idaho as well as Harney and Malheur in Oregon.
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The Community Council of Idaho, Inc. (CC Idaho) is a rural-centered, multi-service nonprofit organization that has impacted Idaho communities since 1971. We are now the largest nonprofit serving Latinos in the state. Our purpose is to improve the social and economic status of local communities through workforce preparation, education, cultural awareness, civil rights advocacy, and well-being services.
Employment and training services for middle-high school ages including resume building, interview preparation, public speaking skills, leadership skills, and diversity training. Contact Ric Godina for outreach opportunities to out-of-school sites.
April 22, 2020 will mark the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the largest civic-focused day of action in the world. For Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary, engage your students in a variety of fun, educational and impactful learning opportunities! As afterschool programs, you are unique in your ability to reach and shape future leaders outside of the classroom. Earth Day Network has resources to support you as you host events that can foster discussion and design activities to help students understand and address environmental issues.
For example, hold citizen science data collection events that encourage your students to learn about environmental issues and connect them with lessons from school. Organize environmental-themed craft projects that allow them to channel their creativity or host cooking workshops where they can make sustainable recipes. Explore what species are local to your community and think of ways your students can help protect them. For more information about Earth Day and resources on things you can do, check out the Earth Day Network website. To be part of the movement your organization can Partner with Us (https://earthdaynetwork.formstack.com/forms/partnership_2020) or your school can Sign Up to be an Earth Day School (https://earthdaynetwork.formstack.com/forms/signup_earth_day_school)!
Our core purpose is to provide opportunities for youth and young adults to learn, grow, and experience success. Our programs focus on education, challenge, community, leadership and empowerment, giving youth critical life skills and confidence. Programs stress teamwork, inclusion, and leadership while promoting a solid work ethic and individual achievement. Youth leave Idaho Conservation Corps knowing that they can overcome obstacles, solve problems, make friends, and attain their objectives in life.
The Idaho Out-of-School Network’s (ION) mission is to ensure Idaho’s youth have access to high quality out-of-school (OST) programs.
The research on OST programs reveals that youth consistently enrolled in quality programs perform better academically, have better school attendance, adapt better socially, are more likely to graduate from high school and go-on to higher learning. Research also reveals that they are less likely to engage in unhealthy behaviors that may lead to crime, substance abuse or teen parenthood. New studies are showing too that OST programs are helping close the achievement gap of students across income levels. ION is the only program of its kind in Idaho, though all 50 states have launched similar programs.
ION does not directly offer out-of-school programs; the focus is to advocate and promote the benefits of out-of-school programming, help connect families and youth to a program and support providers with resources and training to enrich and expand their programming and services.
We believe that connecting kids with nature is important. When kids learn to enjoy and understand the natural world around them, they are more likely to value nature and the out of doors throughout their life. In addition, kids of all ages benefit from being in nature, we know that being outside helps everyone be more relaxed, and able to cope with stress. Each year, the Land Trust works with hundreds of schoolchildren doing educational programming as well as recreational activities. Some of the unique programs we are proud to be a part of include Wild Outdoor Week (WOW), the NEW ROOTS program, Bird by Bird, and so much more!
Lewis-Clark Service Corps is an AmeriCorps State program that places AmeriCorps members in before-school, after-school, and in-school programs to tutor students in Literacy and Math skills. Although we focus on Northern Idaho, we can recruit host sites throughout the state.