Trenton's First After-School Residential Program
HomeWorks is a free, community-based, after-school residential program that provides academic and social-emotional enrichment activities while empowering marginalized high school girls in their community.
Our Model in Practice:
A local solution to a local challenge
Scholars live at HomeWorks during the week then spend the weekend with their families.
Our 5-½ day residential program brings the benefits of the boarding school experience to public education without high costs and scalability issues.
Girls' education creates stronger economies,
healthier communities and a safer world.
Public School Education
Daily drop-off and pick-up to public schools to ensure attendance
Focused on academics, empowerment, and civic engagement
Daily meals provided by Sustainable Fare, a local partner
All the benefits of dorm living while still in your community
From Sunday evenings to Friday mornings, our scholars live in the HomeWorks house and are transported to and from their public schools. Every afternoon, scholars engage in activities focused on academics, cultural life skills, women empowerment, and civic engagement.
HomeWorks provides a space for our scholars to explore and reclaim power over their experiences, cultures and identities, fostering a community of young women dedicated to breaking down social injustices in their home communities and beyond.
Community Collaboration and Engagement
Our model ensures that students can thrive at their public schools. We build partnerships with public schools, community organizations, parents and family members to help our scholars succeed.
Certified educators create HomeWorks’ culturally responsive academic enrichment curriculum. Scholars attend daily one-on-one and group tutoring where they engage in the curriculum and remedial support.
HomeWorks scholars engage in workshops on body image, colorism, self-care, safe dating and more. These instill confidence, healthy living, and independence that enable scholars to socially and emotionally thrive.