In NVCS’ community 41% of families live on incomes below federal poverty level, and 97% of students are considered not fluent in English. NVCS actively addresses these needs and those necessary for self-sufficiency by offering 3 major programs, which include literacy classes for the entire family, after-school youth services, and supportive services for the homeless and local population. Today these programs serve approximately 3,000 individuals each year.
Through our programs adults have access to English as a 2nd Language classes, bettering their opportunity for employment; pre-school aged children gain the necessary skills to enter kindergarten prepared to learn; youth have a safe place to go, away from local gangs, where they receive the support they need to succeed; homeless individuals receive a warm meal and hot shower several days a week; and families can receive free, healthy food weekly, stretching their budgets and helping them stay in housing.
As individuals and families have achieved, grown and succeeded, NVCS has witnessed positive change begin to spread throughout the entire community. One person, one family, and one community at a time, NVCS is making a difference and you can be a part of it with your participation.
When you run for a reason with NVCS, you inspire your friends and family and magnify your efforts with each person who hears about your commitment to this cause - and allowing them to be a part of the change in this community.