Debes Creer en Ti (DCET) means believe in yourself in English, and is the Spanish acronym and motto of our Community Learning Centers. Our students named our CLC (Community Learning Centers) as: "LA ESCUELITA"
(The Little School), and officially the Department of Education in Mexico certified us as; The Irving PLAZA COMUNITARIA.
DCET is all about
Education, Mentoring and Leadership
Understanding the needs of an
Hispanic/Latino families in its majority, find DCET as a one-stop-shop. We offer multigenerational educational, cultural and community initiatives in partnership with the City of Irving, the Dallas and Irving school districts, corporations, mentors and volunteers. At DCET, parents learn ESL, GED, Citizenship classes, Spanish Literacy, or Computer classes while their children in another activity room, under the same roof practice dancing Mexican Folklorico, singing and playing some musical instrument). We strive for youth/children and their parents to become productive members of society while developing a sense of joy and pride working together to reach these goals. Students at DCET are developed as leaders of this country. After graduation some students become facilitators of our programs and education is passed on to first, second and third generations. Second generation high school students become tutors of parents learning other language and in return, DCET mentors them with prep-college workshops assisting them to enter college. A win/win situation!
To provide literacy, workforce development programs, and other educational, cultural, mentoring and community initiatives for under served low and moderate income immigrants in its majority Hispanic/Latino youth and their families in their process of assimilation and acculturation, allowing them to become productive members of society.
We see LA ESCUELITA of DCET community learning centers all over locally, regionally and nationally. Also a dedicated team of prefessional staff teaching ESL, GED, Citizenship, COmputer & Spanish literacy classes for iommigrant families providng wthem with solutions to their educational needs.
To offer literacy programs aimed in its majority to Hispanic Youth and their families while strengthen family unity, pride and identity among themselves.
To offer mentoring/Leadership programs using the Fine Arts to build in youth: Self Esteem, Social Skills and Fitness instilling in them pride, heritage and culture.
To build strong ties with community leaders, schools, educators, dignitaries and corporations to build bridges among the needs of our communities resulting in greater economic benefits to our country.
To bring family values and prevention of drugs and alcohol programs through an annual conference.
To contribute to bring education to youth and their families developing a true potential toward the needs of this country.
To promote multicultural events offering health, education and fun to fundraise funds for high school students going to college.
To offer community programs that can assist our students to become new productive citizens of this Country, resulting in highly productive members of society.
The continuous improvement of our program
Tolerance and punctuality.
Constructive criticisms with a positive solution.
We welcome concised and precised suggestions
Having all members of this corporation act with kindness and courtesy in all their dealings.
Mutual respect and dignity.
To never put anybody in a different category.
Promotion of expression, opinions and inquiring
We are innovators, our Mission saves and transforms lives through EDUCATION!
We assist the immigrant communities in the areas of personal and business development focusing in Literacy, Mentoring and Leadership with ESL, GED, Citizenship and Computer classes as well as Spanish Literacy Classes FREE
Make it happen~
Please donate for a worthy cause: EDUCATION
DCET's Annual Fundraising Event
Fundaraising for EDUCATION
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CINCO DE MAYO INFO
Save the Date:
Sunday, May the 5th, 2019
2019 Multicultural CINCO DE MAYO ART Festival
DCET's Annual Fundraising Event
Presented by HOME DEPOT
at Senter Park Recreation Center
We operate with STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE!