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
Pasos al Futuro (Steps to the Future) 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. Please call or email us for current information.