West End Center
Mission Statement: By creating a positive and nurturing child development community, the West End Center enables local families and children with limited resources to lead more self-determined and enriched lives.
Roanoke College Contact: Mollie Gleason
Head Start Child Development Center
Mission Statement: The National Head Start Association is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization committed to the belief that every child, regardless of circumstances at birth, has the ability to succeed in life. Head Start promotes school preparation by enhancing the social and cognitive development of children through the provision of educational, health, nutritional, social and other services.
Roanoke College Contact: Amanda Newman
Lincoln Terrace Elementary School
Mission Statement: Educating Every Child, Every Day, in Every Way!
Tutors help individual students, groups and around the classroom
Star City Soccer Foundation
"There are never enough 'human' resources, students with no literacy or no English need one-on-one instruction to improve skills and learn quickly. They will become a burden on our society-unable to get a decent job, support a family, healthcare, etc...Without a language and without an education you are not going very far."
-Barbara Carper, former English Language Learners Coordinator, Language Coordinator Roanoke City Schools
Mission Statement: Star City Soccer Foundation/Star City Academy works with immigrant and refugee students to assimilate these children into the culture of our city and country. We try to help by one-on-one tutoring, summer camps and individual mentoring. SCSF provides opportunities for education, assimilation, and leadership for refugee and immigrant students in Roanoke, Virginia. SCSF aims to help refugee and immigrant students overcome the challenges associated with a transition to a new culture so that they will become self-sufficient and valuable contributors to the local community.
Roanoke College Contact: Alexus McPherson
Every year, Roanoke students build a Habitat for Humanity house as part of orientation.