IMPACTO is an after-school academic enrichment program designed to motivate and inspire underserved youth of Boyle Heights. In an area plagued with poverty, a suffering public education system, and the threat of gang violence, the youth served at IMPACTO are provided with more than an after school program; they are given hope, encouragement, alternatives, and a safe haven. IMPACTO works to empower youth through tutoring, personal development, local community participation and increased social awareness so that they may become great civic leaders of tomorrow. IMPACTO serves nearly 200 youth at two sites: a center-based site and a school-based site at Dolores Mission School. The program runs year-round from 2:30-6:00pm during the school year and from 11:00am – 5:30pm during the summer.
- Reading & Language Arts
- Mathematics & Science Education Activities
- Tutoring & Mentoring Services
- Educational Enrichment:
- Youth Development
- Recreation and Nutrition
- Arts and Music Education Activities
- Leadership Development
- Parent Support:
- Family Nights
- Parent Education Workshops
Underwings@IMPACTO Holiday Recital
December 14, 2012, 2pm
Dolores Mission School
IMPACTO (Admin Site) Holiday Recital
December 14, 2012, 4:30pm
IMPACTO Winter Break!
Starting December 15, 2012
You Can go Home Again - Desde la Base, Summer 2012
Right now, in just about every corner of this city, you’ll find high school seniors arriving at an important crossroads in their lives: graduation. But for the seniors at IMPACTO, graduation marks an especially pivotal moment. Because in a community where pressures like the presence of gangs and poverty loom large in a youth’s life, this program is their second home – a safe place where the support they receive from staff serves as a central guiding force in their young lives. And leaving home can be stressful, no matter where you come from...Read More >>
Lasting Relationships at IMPACTO - Desde la Base, Winter 2012
IMPACTO is one giant relationship,” laughs Program Director Lucia Torres. “Healthy relationships are vital to the program.” Whether a student is in kindergarten or a high school senior, both staff members and volunteers work very hard to connect with them and identify their needs.
According to Torres, the value of establishing trust-based relationships with the program’s kids can be seen at every level. “Our volunteers undergo a very thorough orientation process, and we only work with volunteers who click with our students.” Being able to relate to students is especially important for IMPACTO’s tutoring volunteers, says Torres, “because students may be self-conscious about lacking certain skills.” Tutoring volunteers must not only teach but also encourage students, because emotional support is a necessary facet of build-ing up their confidence..Read More >>