Coming Home Project

The Coming Home Project is a community-based after school and summer program that promotes positive self-esteem, good decision-making, and positive peer relationships while empowering youth to lead healthy and productive lives. The program provides recreational and social opportunities for kids while also providing homework and other academic assistance to help them achieve their full potential. Programming is offered in a centralized location in downtown Green Bay to provide easy access for any youth who wishes to participate.

 

Program Components include:

  • Outreach: Our staff work with school personnel and other professionals to ensure that all youth have access to the program.

  • Service: The Coming Home Project encourages youth to serve others through community service projects and after school activities.

  • Creativity: Youth are provided with opportunities to be creative through a variety of hands-on projects

  • Employment: Coming Home staff help youth search for job opportunities and work with them on developing interviewing skills and completing job applications.

 

In addition to the recreational activities provided, staff members also provide one-on-one services to any youth with gang affiliations. Group activities are provided to divert these youth from further gang activity.

 

Admission Criteria:

The majority of youth served in the Coming Home Project are Southeast Asian or Latino/Hispanic; however, any youth between the ages of 8 and 21 are welcome to participate. We see all youth as our inspiration and an asset to the community, it is our practice not to turn anyone away from the program.

 

Funding Source:

The Coming Home Project is funded through the Brown County United Way and a State of Wisconsin Gang Diversion Grant. No fee is required to participate.

In 2013, the Coming Home Project provided services to 438 youth in the Green Bay area.

 

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Contacts:

Case Manager/Youth Worker:

  • Freedom Vang, email or call 920-819-4623

  • Les Yang, email or call 920-819-4620

 

You may also contact Meika Burnikel, Program Director, by email or call 920-436-4360 ext. 1267.

 

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View a Coming Home Project brochure: English / Spanish