MCI Youth Development Program/Promising Futures Program
MCI's Youth Development Program was created as a response to the needs of our Liberty City youth. Launched in July 2015, the youth employment program currently serves 50 youth year round, with an eight-week summer internship. The majority of the youth in the program reside on eight (8) blocks within MCI's Impact Zone in Liberty City.
The Youth Employment Program is one of many opportunities provided to children under MCI's "cradle-to-college-to-career" continuum of solutions that is based on the nationally-recognized Harlem Children's Zone model. MCI's mission is to create a community-based network that develops, coordinates, and provides quality education, accessible health care, youth development programs, opportunities for employment, and safe neighborhoods for children and families residing in Liberty City.
MCI's continuum of solutions connects children and their families to an intensive and cohesive health, education and social services network.
MCI Adult College and Career Tracks
There is tremendous talent in Liberty City, and MCI's College & Career Development Program works with residents to unlock this potential by supporting them one-on-one in accomplishing their career goals. MCI assists residents with their job search and provides support as they obtain their GED and continue their education. Specifically, we provide support with the following: resume assistance, job search, source jobs openings, transportation, professional attire, mock interviews, seal/expunge.
MCI's Project Promise
To provide an afterschool program targeting one hundred and twenty (120) students at Charles R. Drew K-8 Center in grades K-5 who will receive academic and personal enrichment services including academic remediation, homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, Project Based Learning, social skills training, arts education, and physical fitness.
MCI Growing Learners Program (3, 4 & 5 years old)
MCI's Growing Learners program designed for young children in Liberty City is a transition program for children who will be entering Pre-K or Kindergarten in the fall of 2017. Launched as a pilot in 2015, Growing Learners is designed to ensure that children retain learned skills over the summer months and enhance their learning experiences during the school year to better able them to enter pre-k and kindergarten ready to learn.
MCI's Community Space - Safe Haven for Children and Families
The MCI Community Space is a safe space for children and families in the Impact Zone. Safety is a major component of this work. The MCI Community Space strategy within the Impact Zone is focused on MCI's First tenet, which is to invest in a critical mass of adults, who are well versed in the techniques of effective parenting, and are engaged in local educational, social, and religious activities with their children; which is the key to children from troubled communities growing into healthy and satisfying adulthood.