La Segunda Familia
Centro Cívico of Amsterdam has developed a new bi-weekly program called La Segunda Familia. This multi-year program has been created in response to the overwhelming needs of the area youth, and to foster the conditions whereby the participants are exposed to positive adult role-models that will help them complete a high school diploma and continue to a successful postsecondary education.
The CCA La Segunda Familia staff and volunteers from 100 Hispanic Women of the Capital District and other organizations recognize the importance of instilling in youth the ability to rise above adversity and move ahead to productive, promising futures.
La Segunda Familia Program provides the 10 participating youth access to a comprehensive set of age-appropriate and culturally-sensitive experiences and activities. They are provided with individualized, group and family counseling, cultural activities, enrichment activities, youth issue workshops, self-esteem development, college field trips, targeted mentoring, buddy systems, and family enrichment programming. CCA will look to increase the number of participants as well as the number of exemplary volunteers in the near future.
Contact us for more information:
Centro Cívico of Amsterdam, Inc.
143-145 East Main Street
Amsterdam, New York 12010
Telephone: (518) 842-3762
Facsimile: (518) 842-9139