Literacy, Mentoring and Community Programs at DCET
CONTRIBUTE TO FREE EDUCATION and High School Senior Students going to College!
We develop ways for families to have self-pride and an attitude of "believing in themselves."
We encourage citizens to continue their education to become valuable members of society.
We offer enrichment educational programs for youth and their families.
We Increase parent literacy skills by offering ESL, GED, Spanish Literacy and Citizenship and Computer Classes.
We integrate drug awareness, family violence reduction, and prevention programs.
We promote the prevention of school dropouts, gang intervention, drugs and alcohol and family violence.
We promote social and leadership skills through mentoring and tutoring in after school programs.
We offer fine arts activities enhancing character building, self-confidence and fitness.
We discuss career exploration.
DCET’s programs have been culturally designed to serve the needs of an underserved community: The immigrant community. DCET serves students from Pakistan, India, Somalia, China and all Latin American countries at our community learning center LA ESCUELITA.
ESL (English as a Second Other Language)
This course aims at developing students' ability to handle a variety of basic social situations (introductions, ordering meals, asking directions, making purchases, taking & leaving simple messages, etc.). Students learn to tell simple stories and describe pictures in simple sentences, and to understand simple narratives.
GED (General Education Development)
Students at DCET are prepared to take the GED Test once they are ready to pass the 5-part test (Writing, Reading, Science, Social Studies, and Mathematics). The GED diploma is for adults who do not have a high school diploma. Adults must take and pass a at a certified testing center. The GED diploma is recognized nationally by schools, training programs, and employers as EQUAL to a high school diploma.
DCET is all about FREE Education!
Testimonial of Jose Blanco, a senior citizen student of ESL and Spanish Literacy who graduated at 49!
DCET's programs fight illiteracy and meet the educational needs for adult immigrants helping them to increase labor awareness, self-esteem, social skills building, and professional development.
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Computer Literacy in Spanish and English
Participants learn basic computer literacy with a focus on Word, Power Point, Excel and Internet Access and keyboarding. we also assist with English Computer Literacy courses with includes: Introduction to Computers, the windows Operating System, Word, Excel, Power Point, Browsing through the Internet and E-Mail correspondence.
Spanish Literacy (Alfabetización, Primaria, Secundaria) for senior citizens
This Spanish curriculum is for adult students who are learning to read/write in Spanish, and/or need to complete their Elementary and/or their Jr. High Schooling. Plazas Comunitarias is the first Spanish literacy program of its kind developing the right skills and path to learn English. This program help senior citizens who can't transition to learn English to be able to pass the citizenship test. A certified diploma is issue through a certification of the Department of Education in Mexico.
Community/Cultural/Mentoring and Civic Programs
We prepare students for the The U.S. Citizenship Exam providing the necessary guidance for them to respond to the interview questions by Homeland Security.
Students gain an understanding of the American system government, History and the American political system. The course meets the state citizenship requirement for graduation and includes the roles and responsibilities of citizen participation in voting, and the relationship of the individual to the law and legal system. It stresses critical analyses of public issues and integrates various social studies skills.
Internships course for Students going to College
This volunteer College-Prep Program program includes skills of Leadership and Mentoring. It's a 1-one year College-Prep Program which provides youth opportunities to participate in positive activities, set goals, experience academic success, and plan for their future. The program addresses the academic needs of youth enrolled in middle and high school that are seeking additional support in achieving their goals an maximizing their success.