The SPACE Project
What it is?
Building a SPACE (Schools Parents And Communities Engaged For African Student Success) for African immigrants and refugees was developed by The Center for African Immigrants and Refugees Organization (CAIRO). SPACE agents and tutors that work closely with African students, parents, and schools to build spaces where children feel safe, supported, and ready to learn.
Schools Parents And Communities Engaged For African Student Success
Why it is important?
SPACE address barriers related to language and culture by hiring SPACE Agents who speak a variety of African languages and who understand the experience of immigration and diverse African cultural perspectives and values.
How it works?
The SPACE agents provide mentoring services to focus on academic and family success and SPACE tutors provide educational tutoring support for school-age students and training for parents and teachers to ensure students’ success.
Where do they work?
The SPACE program is offered only in Beaverton and Hillsboro School District. The SPACE agents and SPACE tutors are in the following schools: