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.
Fall 2018 Pilas session begins September 24 in Springfield and September 25 in Bethel/Eugene. Download the Fall 2018 Pilas Flyer (English/Español).
Call the Lane ESD Migrant Ed Program at 541-461-8382 or Downtown Languages at 541-686-8483 to register or for 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.