FAST Services, Parent Outreach Program

Date:

Ongoing

Program Type:

Program

Participation Details:

  • Participation is limited:
    Workshops and summer programming are for Head Start family members.

Address(es):

Phone:

  • 312-413-7403

Contacts:

Parent Program(s):

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Description:

FAmily STart (FAST) Learning and Support Services, a division of the UIC Center for Literacy in the College of Education, empowers and strengthens Head Start families in Chicago. Our mission is to provide access to high-quality, research-based learning opportunities in collaboration with community partners. Our vision is to break the cycle of poverty and collectively strengthen communities through family learning services.

 The Parent Outreach Program is an important part of achieving FAST’s mission and vision. It offers free employment readiness, financial literacy, and family literacy workshops for parents at Head Start sites. It also offers employment readiness, restorative justice, and other programming for youth during the summer.

Partners Outside the University of Illinois:

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