Outreach and Seasonal Programs

Pilas Family Literacy Program

Downtown Languages partners with the Springfield and Bethel School Districts, Lane ESD Migrant Education Program, United Way of Lane County, and other community organizations to offer the Pilas Family Literacy Program for Spanish-speaking families. The program, for families with children ages 0 – 13, offers pre-kindergarten readiness classes, K-8 reading curriculum and other academic support, family involvement activities, and English classes for parents. Childcare is provided. Teenagers 14-17 can volunteer in the classrooms. Pilas is offered twice a year (fall and spring) in Springfield and Bethel/Eugene. Classes meet two evenings a week for 10 weeks. Families accepted into the program receive full scholarships to attend.

Spring 2018 Pilas session begins April 2 in Springfield, with registration on March 19. The Bethel/Eugene session begins April 3, with registration on March 20.
Download the Pilas Program Description and Pilas Application (English/Español).

Return completed application to your child’s school, Lane ESD Migrant Ed Program, or Downtown Languages. Please contact us if you would like more information.


Pasos al Futuro

Puertas Abiertas/Pasos al Futuro Summer Leadership Academy is a FREE! 2-3 week summer program for Hispanic youths ages 16-21. Activities vary from year to year, but generally include leadership activities, financial literacy, story telling, goal setting, art, scholarship writing, job shadowing, résumé writing, field trips, more.

2018 Puertas Abiertas/Pasos al Futuro, July 5 – 20. Applications are due by June 15. 
Apply online at www.lanecc.edu/mcc/puertas-abiertas-latino-latina-rites-passage or download and complete the 2018 Pasos Application and mail to:

Jim Garcia
Chicano/Latino Student Program Coordinator
Multicultural Center, Building 1, Rm. 201
4000 E. 30th Ave.
Lane Community College,
Eugene, OR 97405

Please call or email us if you would like more information. 

Pasosal Futuro