East End serves a community where teens face many obstacles to success, especially with the recent increase in unemployment and increase in poverty related to the recession. To address those barriers, East End provides a range of services that help children address the problems that they encounter in their environment.
East End is aided in this mission with help from our partners including United Way of Greater Dayton, Montgomery County Office of Family and Children First and the Department of Job and Family Services, City of Dayton, Dayton Public Schools, Wright State University, Sinclair Community College, University of Dayton and many nonprofit partners. As part of this process, East End is designating the Ruskin PreK-8 School area as the first Youth Success Zone.
East End is also working with Learn to Earn Dayton who has been building community support for an educational model that prepares children from success from birth through college to career. The primarily goal is to for Montgomery County to obtain 39,000 more college graduates by 2020. This goal will be achieved by improvements at each critical transition point:
- Increase the number of children ready for kindergarten
- Ensure that third graders are reading proficiently
- Improve the transition from middle school to high school
- Increase the numbers of student who graduate high school fully prepared to enroll in college.
The following services provided by East End Community Services are crucial to this model:
- Taking Off To Success –Birth to five parent education program
- Miracle Makers–Kindergarten through 5th grade after school
- Restorative Justice and Tutoring Programs–Targeted to Ruskin
- Youth Center–Preteen to college
To learn more about the program, please contact Diane Brogan-Adams at 937-259-1898.