ABOVE: (l to r) M. Bracy Johnson III, John Sanchez, Roosevelt Weeks, Chris Bakos, Jackie Aguilera, EastSide University’s Dean of Students/Adult Education & Literacy Specialist; Pastor Manson B. Johnson II, Kathleen A. Sauve, Marathon Oil; Julie Baker Finck, Ph.D., Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation
This past Tuesday, the EastSide University Village Community Learning Center (ESUVCLC) was blessed with several significant technology upgrades thanks to their partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation and Marathon Oil.
The technology donation of printers and computers will advance EastSide University’s literacy and workforce readiness programming, in addition to expanding current services to include a public testing center. EastSide University provides re-entry education and workforce skills development classes.
Established in 1998 by the South East Houston Community Development Corporation as a community-based response to “real life” issues facing 21st century urban living and inner-city neighborhoods, EastSide University helps Houston READ through re-entry education and development programming.
EastSide University provides high school equivalency preparation, technology application and digital literacy, second language fluency, career and college preparation, and successful living courses without charging tuition through the generosity of its community partners and donors. EastSide University serves over 200 low-to-moderate income adults and their families each year.
EastSide University utilizes a “literacy pipeline” that helps learners from diverse backgrounds and experiences transition from GED and workforce readiness skills acquisition to vocational training, post-secondary education, and employment; offers classes year round that positively impact the cycle of generational poverty; provides free computer and internet access to the community as a WeCAN Public Technology Center; and functions as one of only 14 SACS Accredited Special Purpose Schools in Houston.
EastSide University is currently registering now for the fall term, which begins September 12, 2016. For class schedule and registration, go to www.esuvclc.org or call the school for more information at 713-747-9255.