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Hillcrest Educational Centers, Inc.

Hillcrest Educational Centers offers residential programs (including a residential Autism Spectrum Disorder Program) as well as a day program at Hillcrest’s Housatonic Academy.

Top Notch Driving School

Teen Driving Lessons
Adult Driving Lessons
Online Drivers Education
Classroom Drivers Education
Behind the Wheel Driver Training
Driving Test Car Rental

Waldorf High School of Massachusetts Bay

Waldorf High School is a community of learners that fosters the growth of the total student through a challenging curriculum. At the heart of WHS is the teacher/student relationship and collaborative learning with a focus on critical and creative thinking.

Country Home Learning Center

Since 1982, Country Home Learning Center has earned a reputation in both the San Antonio child care community and the Austin child care community for providing the very best in quality education. Our individual classes are age-divided, with exceptionally small class groups. We offer a fully accredited educational program in a first-class facility, where a warm and caring staff utilizes a professional curriculum and the very best in educational toys and equipment. Come by and see why we are the premier San Antonio preschool and Austin preschool of choice!!

Pewaukee School District

Belief Statements:

We believe in all students achieving their potential
We believe in providing a safe learning environment
We believe students learn best when engaged, challenged, and respected
We believe student learning is our responsibility
We believe in modeling and teaching the qualities of good character so every student grows intellectually, socially, and emotionally
We believe teachers and staff are vital to student learning
We believe that the professionalism of all staff is a critical component of student success
We believe in welcoming and involving families and the community in the education of students
We believe in committing our resources to maximize student achievement
We believe in continuous progress to attain excellence

Ecuador Study Abroad

Ecuador Study Abroad is a unique educational program that provides memorable and valuable study tours with real cross-cultural immersion. Students who want to do something noteworthy are welcome to join any time year round. The program provides students the opportunity to study, travel, and see the world. Study tours allow students to develop valuable skills including learning and practicing Spanish.

1. Widen your horizons on one of a myriad array of educational tours in Ecuador.
2. Learn how to speak and understand Spanish in a country that speaks the language.
3. Gain valuable personal and professional experience while studying and volunteering in Ecuador.
4. Spend a few weeks in Ecuador and explore its culture.

Youngstown State University

The Office of Distance Education at Youngstown State University offers accredited online degree programs for both bachelor’s and master’s students in fully online, convenient formats.

As an office that supports both students and faculty, we have complementary mission statements that can direct the efforts equally for both populations.

Students:   The Office of Distance Education at YSU will support the delivery of high-quality, accredited, fully online degree programs, and provide world-class customer service to assist in the gainful employment of YSU online learners.

Faculty:   The Office of Distance Education at YSU will support and assist in the creation, delivery, training, and student support for our faculty teaching distance learners in all online degree programs offered.

Bricks 4 Kidz- Ashburn-Leesburg

Our programs provide a safe, relaxed learning environment where initiative is invited and self-expression is celebrated. Model building provides opportunities for problem-solving and helps kids develop an appreciation for how things work. All this takes place while kids are having fun and socializing in a non-competitive atmosphere. GOALS •Introduce engineering and architecture principles •Explore math and science concepts •Increase general knowledge through discussions related to each model •Develop social/emotional skills such as patience, teamwork and communication in the process of completing a project •Enhance self-esteem by solving problems and completing projects •Improve fine-motor skills as children manipulate small components •Utilize multiple learning modalities to engage visual, kinesthetic and auditory learning styles •Teach important classroom skills such as organization and following directions •Foster an appreciation for how things work Our programs provide an extraordinary atmosphere for students to build unique creations, play games, and have loads of fun using LEGO® bricks. The activities are designed to trigger young children’s lively imaginations and build their self-confidence.

VE Global

Founded as Voluntarios de la Esperanza in 2004, VE Global has grown from a few volunteers living and working in La Florida’s Fundación Hogar Esperanza to an average on the ground community of 35 volunteers who work in 8 distinct children´s service organizations. Since its inception, VE Global has received more than 450 volunteers from 35 countries and five continents.

Volunteers began arriving at Hogar Esperanza in 1999. Seeing a profound mutual impact on the children and the volunteers, the home’s director, Jorge Daveggio, accepted volunteers from the United States, France, Germany, England, and Canada. Each socially conscious young adult brought his or her experiences, talents and love to Santiago and thus contributed to the home’s theme of esperanza, or hope, for its children. These volunteers initially found Hogar Esperanza through their own means, so there were gaps of time without a volunteer presence.

In September and October of 2003, however, several volunteers arrived with overlapping stays. With the larger group, the volunteers were able to better organize their work and even combine their efforts to initiate larger projects. As the director lacked time and English language ability, one of the new arrivals took charge of volunteer recruiting in order to maintain a more constant influx of valuable international help. Utilizing the internet, Luke Winston discovered a surprisingly large interest from foreign volunteers to work in children’s service organizations, an interest much larger than Hogar Esperanza itself could support.

VE received its first volunteers, Jen Hendlisz and Ilana Osten, in 2004. These dedicated volunteers not only became part of the Hogar Esperanza family, but created a support base for subsequent volunteers. Winston, along with the founding group of Chilean volunteers known as “El Equipo,” guided and supported incoming volunteers and provided a continuous presence in an organization that was constantly changing with new volunteers from around the world.

Through his time as a volunteer, Luke recognized that several other children’s service organizations in Santiago had similar goals but much fewer resources. As a result of the disparity between these organizations, the idea of VE was born in the hope of using volunteers as a resource to bring equal opportunities to all children. In the world of social work, a foundation cannot be selfish; an excess resource should be shared whether it is food, money, or volunteer work. Therefore, VE searched for like-minded organizations that worked to form a family environment for the abandoned and abused children for which they cared.

VE Global provides a unique insider’s road to a life-changing volunteer experience because it was created by and is currently run by volunteers who have all worked in a children’s service organization. By working in a South American nation like Chile, the motivated young adults who compose this multi-national group of volunteers not only change the lives of the children they help but are themselves changed by an intense experience and new insights only an international adventure could provide. After their stay, volunteers remain a part of the new families they discover and return to their own countries to apply their new perspectives on life.


Doctor Franklin Perkins School

The school is located on our 120-acre campus and includes three academic buildings as well as a full gymnasium, fitness center and indoor swimming pool. Our Janeway High School, built in 2002, is an impressive educational hub offering a progressive learning environment complete with a library/media center, 15 classrooms, and a 216-seat auditorium – the prefect venue for school performances and club activities.

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