Oasis – A Haven for Women and Children, Inc. (“Oasis”)

Posted on August 5, 2022

To help support staffing at the Oasis After-School Academy which provides remedial academic assistance and social-emotional support to low-income Paterson, NJ children in grades K-7 who have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic and its resulting school closures. Oasis offers some 150 children with academic interventions on weekdays after school, supplementing grade-level instruction with two math tutors and one reading specialist who work with children individually and in small groups, to intervene as needed. They will offer a supplemental Saturday program, providing 90-minute reading intervention sessions to students whose scores are the lowest. A dedicated full-time Youth Social Worker, a licensed MSW, provides psychosocial support for the after-school children and their parents/guardians. Located in Paterson, NJ, Oasis offers a holistic pathway out of poverty through educational and vocational training programs. It assists women to enter and better succeed in the workforce, and it helps children to better flourish academically, and stay in school.