W A I T T House Inc

aka WAITT House   |   Roxbury, MA   |  www.waitthouseinc.org
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Mission

""We're All In This Together"" is more than the name of W.A.I.T.T. House, it is our vision. Our mission is to bring people from different cultures and races together harmoniously in a way that empowers them with the education, skills and support they need to improve the conditions in their lives and in their neighborhoods.In keeping with our mission, WAITT House students and graduates are engaged at all organizational levels -our administrative assistant, onecounselor, three board members, and three out of our six teachers are WAITT House graduates, and embody the multi-racial, multi-ethnic, and multi-lingual population of this community.WAITT House provides education to more than 120 participants a year and takes learners from basic literacy through career preparation and high school credentials to college transition, many whose first language is not English.

Ruling year info

1979

Principal Officer

Mr. Stephen Patrick Hanley

Main address

117 Mount Pleasant Avenue

Roxbury, MA 02119 USA

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EIN

04-2688996

NTEE code info

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

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Adult Literacy Program

The Adult Literacy Program (0-5) is divided into three components:Beginning I GLE (0-2) for those who read and write below the second grade level equivalent. Beginning II GLE (3-4) and Beginning III GLE (4-5). Participants who enter these levels are taught in small classes of approximately ten students.The small group instruction and full-time educational services allow people to confidently develop their literacy skills and reach their academic goals in a shorter span of time.At the end of each level, participants will be qualified to enter the next level of study in the Adult Literacy Program. Depending upon a person's skill level, learning difference, disability and/or attendance, an adult learner may stay in the Adult Literacy Program from two cycles to four years. Upon successful completion of the highest (GLE) level of the Adult Literacy Program, participants enter the Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program. cycles to one year.

Population(s) Served

ABE PROGRAM IS DIVIDED INTO TWO COMPONENTS:Intermediate Level is for those who read and write between grade levels 4, and 6. Participants remain in this level for approximately fourteen (14) or twenty-eight (28) weeks depending upon ability and progress. Upon successful completion of the Intermediate Level, the participant is able to enter the Advanced Level. The Advanced Level is for readers and writers at grade 7 level and above, and is the highest level of the ABE program. Participants study in this level for fourteen (14) weeks. Upon successful completion of theAdvanced Level, participants enter the Pre-Diploma program for about seven weeks. At the end of each level participants will be well qualified to enter the next level of study. Those who successfully complete theIntermediate level and Pre-Diploma program will be qualified to enter our Adultl Diploma program, a job training program, employment, GED program at a community college or higher education.

Population(s) Served

Participants who enter the Intermediate Level of the ABE program are required to enter the Career Awareness Class. This class includes realistic assessment and development of participants interests, writing, research and life skills as related to community involvement, entering employment, skills training or higher education. This class consists of a seventeen (17)-week program. It combines personal development, coping skills, stress management, with career development skills, including interest inventories, interview techniques, computer literacy, and assistance with job applications. At the end of the program participants are prepared to enter job training, higher education or employment. For those already employed, it means advancement in their present position or transfer to employment for which they have more skill.

Population(s) Served

WAITT House offers an Adult Diploma/College Transitions Program. When a participant successfully completes the Intermediate level of the ABE program; scores at a grade level equivalent of 9th grade on Massachusetts Assessments Proficiency Tests in Math and Reading as well as successfully writing a five (5) paragraph essay and successfully completes the preparatory exercises of the Career Awareness/Next Steps program, they then qualify for participating in Adult Secondary Education - Adult Diploma Program, GED program or College Transitions program. Each participants is also required to prove competency in additional skills he or she developed through life or work experience. The Curriculum consists of five subjects: :Community Resources, Consumer Awareness, Career Awareness, Health, and Government and Society. In addition, the participants are required to take the following courses: College Experience, College Reading, Art and Culture, History, Physical Education, Health/Nutrition, Math and Englsish Language Arts. This program recognizes adult experiences and concerns, and they reflect the cultural variety of WAITT House participants.

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W A I T T House Inc

Board of directors
as of 10/14/2013
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms. Ruth Brown Grant

Retired

Term: Sept 2010 - Nov 2012

Roberto Flores

Community Volunteer

Alice Kenneally

Sisters of Charity

Exia Swilley

Community Volunteer

James Small

Attorney

Jennifer Swilley

Clerk

Jake Coakley

Retired

Jose Pina

Self-Employed

Marie Gill

Sisters of Charity

Eudese Lindo

Community Volunteer