About Children's Services
Project Learn helps close the achievement gap through programs designed to help inner-city children overcome the hurdles of growing up in abject poverty. We work with elementary school children ages 5 through 12 from Bridgeport’s most underserved neighborhoods, in two community-based centers; Summerfield United Methodist Church on the East Side of Bridgeport, and the Gary Crooks Memorial Community Center at PT Barnum Apartments. Our after-school program emphasizes academics, offering homework help and tutoring in basic subjects, the use of computers and other learning tools, and a variety of positive recreational opportunities, as well as healthy snacks. Participants enrolled in the after-school program attend Monday-Friday with 78% of enrolled participants attending on a weekly basis.