Programs

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The Family Center offers several programs for our community. Please check back often, as we are always adding new programs!

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Brockton Parents Magazine

Brockton Parents Magazine (BPM) was founded in 2010 by parents in the community. It relies on the efforts and dedication of community members as well as community organizations and businesses who support the magazine’s mission. Our mission is to promote family values and strengthen family bonds. The quarterly magazine devotes itself to educating and inspiring its readers about issues surrounding parenting and caregiving for children of all ages. Articles are written by community members and are designed to open a forum for communication and support. While it was started by parents, BPM seeks to inform parents and caregivers of all kinds. Families in today’s age are made up of many varying dynamics and we recognize that a caregiver may be someone other than a biological parent. Our magazine is inclusive of all families. It is our goal to inform our readers about local resources, answer questions, and create a community that shares advice from experiences in and around the Greater Brockton area.

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Participants: Parents, Caregivers, and Community Members

Coordinator: Michelle Miceli [michelle.miceli@ccbrockton.com]

Time: First Thursday of every month, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Cori Sealing

It is a workshop during which a group of lawyers helps individuals to get their criminal record sealed. Sealing of criminal record does not get rid of it, but fewer people can see it. After the records are sealed, most employers, landlords, and others will not be able to see the records when they do a CORI check.

Participants:

Coordinator: Maryline Sakpo and Brockton Interfaith Community [maryline.sakpo@ccbrockton.org]

Time: Twice a year

Citizenship Clinic

The Citizenship Clinic is for any immigrant who is able to speak English and has been a legal permanent resident for five years or three years if married to a US citizen.

Participants: Legal immigrants

Coordinator: Maryline Sakpo [maryline.sakpo@ccbrockton.org]

Time: Three times a year

Clemente Course

The Clemente Course in the Humanities® is a unique educational institution founded in 1995 to teach the humanities at the college level to people living in economic distress. Low-Income residents are given tuition-free, college level instruction for college credit. They study literature, art history, moral philosophy, American history, and writing. The Course is based on the premise that the insights and skills offered by studying traditional humanities disciplines can provide people with crucial tools for gaining control over their lives and becoming engaged in their communities. The students are provided free books, carfare, and childcare to ensure there are fewer obstacles to completing the 110 hours of instruction the Course requires. Classes meet twice a week for eight months at a community site.

Participants: Students 18 and older with a high school diploma or GED; English language proficiency required

Coordinator: Janine DiLorenzo [janine.dilorenzo@ccbrockton.org]

Time: Mondays & Wednesdays 6-8 pm, October through May

Where: Downtown Center for Community Engagement at Harbor One Bank, 68 Legion Parkway, Brockton

Grandparents Raising Again

This peer-led support group focuses on the stress of grandparents raising children again, and ways to cope and learn by what others are doing.

Participants: Grandparents

Coordinators: Maryline Sakpo & Brockton CFCE [maryline.sakpo@ccbrockton.org, joniblock@bpsma.org]

Time: Tuesdays 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Let's Talk (English 101)

Basic English conversation classes for Brazilian Portuguese speakers or someone who understands Brazilian Portuguese.

Participants: Brazilian Portuguese speakers

Coordinator: Claudia Cunha [claudia.cunha@ccbrockton.org]

Time: Mondays 6:00pm – 8:00pm

Naturalization Prep

The naturalization prep is an eight-week class to support people who are unable to study the civic test on their own by providing all the assistance they need in order to successfully pass the test.

Participants:

Coordinators: Maryline Sakpo [maryline.sakpo@ccbrockton.org]

Time: Eight-week classes. Three times a year.

Nurturing Fathers

Nurturing Fathers is a curriculum-based program to help fathers find healthy ways to nurture themselves so that they can be effective. This training course is designed to teach parenting and nurturing skills to men. Each two and half hours class provides proven, effective skills for healthy family relationships and child development.

Participants: Fathers

Coordinators: Natasha Barros & Brockton CFCE [natasha.barros@ccbrockton.org, joniblock@bpsma.org]

Time: 13-week course. Two times a year.

Parenting in America

The Parenting in America curriculum was developed specifically to address the unique challenges immigrant parents face as their families adapt to American culture. This curriculum provides them with an opportunity to share their experiences while honoring their cultural strengths and helping them to overcome adversities of living in the United States and raising their third culture children.

Participants: Immigrant Parents

Coordinators: Claudia CunhaMaryline Sakpo, & Brockton CFCE [claudia.cunha@ccbrockton.org, maryline.sakpo@ccbrockton.org, joniblock@bpsma.org]

Time: 12-week curriculum program. Starting from April 4th, 2017. Tuesdays 5:30pm – 7:30pm.

Parenting Journey

Parenting Journey programs are not ‘how to’ classes. They are innovative programs that provide opportunities for mothers, fathers, and caregivers to develop themselves as nurtured and nurturing people. This lays the groundwork for a strong family foundation, all as part of a two-generational approach to building adult capabilities to improve child outcomes. It is a 12-week curriculum based program. Key elements include: a positive strengths-based approach, self-reflection, a unique evidence-informed curriculum, nurturing of parent and child, leading by example, respect, equality, and diversity.

Participants: Parents

Coordinators: Maryline Sakpo & Brockton CFCE [maryline.sakpo@ccbrockton.org, joniblock@bpsma.org]

Time: 12-week curriculum program

Unlock: Break Through The Biases

Unlock is an opportunity for youth and young adults to discuss social justice topics in a safe environment. Along with monthly discussions, it also has a blog where members (and the outside community) can share their creative work. It encourages youth to expand their thinking and open their minds to new ideas and perspectives.

Participants: Youth and Young Adults [age is just a number, don’t let that stop you from being a part of this group]

Coordinators: Communication and Marketing Coordinator [brocktoncc@gmail.com]

Time: First Thursday of the month. 6:00pm – 7:00pm.

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