Programs

Casa Chirilagua’s programs arose as a loving response to our neighborhood’s cry for quality academic support as a way to help students achieve grade level standards, to prevent involvement in risky behaviors, promote character development and help students discover their God-given uniqueness.

 

We envision Casa Chirilagua growing alongside the people of our community. We plan to add new grade levels to our programming as our students mature, supporting them through their entire academic careers, helping to develop a love for life-long learning as they discover who they are created to be.

Elementary

Elementary

At Kids Club, our mission is to lay the foundation for the emergence of local leaders. We strive to create a safe, stable, and loving environment where children can receive the academic support they need and learn skills to build honoring relationships with one another. As they develop and discover their myriad talents, we hope as well they will grow in…

Middle School

Middle School

Teens Club offers evening and weekend extracurricular opportunities for middle school students (6th-8th grades), providing social and developmental support through group classes, experience and exposure field trips, and service learning projects. Through active learning opportunities with peers, students are given the opportunity to engage with the world surrounding them and try new interests and activities.   All enrolled middle school…

Mentoring

Mentoring

Our community-based mentoring program matches students enrolled in Casa Chirilagua programs with a caring adult mentor. We continually seek new mentors for the students on our mentoring waitlist, as we aim to match each student with a consistent mentor. While each relationship forms uniquely, most pairs spend their time on developing academic, social and emotional skills with special learning experiences…

Bible Studies

Bible Studies

Casa Chirilagua hosts on average 25-30 students weekly who want to deepen their relationship with God and study the Bible together. Through these weekly meetings caring leaders help students understand:   God made them He loves them He has a plan for their life   We facilitate two age and gender specific middle school Bible studies and one co-ed high…

Connections

Connections

Chirilagua Connections refers to our network of individuals, groups and organizations, who generously give of their time, talent and treasure. Each member of our family offers the community a unique gift, whether it comes from across the street or across the country. Chirilagua Connections provides an avenue through which our investors (like you) can participate in the neighborhood.   You…

Families and Adults

Families and Adults

Casa Chirilagua’s family strengthening programming provides families with safe spaces to engage in community dialogue, share achievements, strengthen parent/child communication and serve in a leadership capacity to promote the wellbeing of the family through:   Family Strengthening: In partnership with SCAN and ACPS’s FACE program, we offer a seven week family strengthening curriculum for Middle School students and their parents…

Local Leaders

Local Leaders

Our Local Leader program is a unique experience for young adults who live in the Chirilagua community and attend college to gain:   part-time job experience professional development and training professional mentoring support for continuing education   These young people are passionate about building up and giving back to their community. As an integral part of the Kids Club program,…

High School

High School

As adolescents mature and approach adulthood, they face decisions that impact their character and social development. Our high school programming offers learning opportunities for students in 9th through 12th grade through weekly bible study. This programming provides students with support and guidance while being equipped with life skills such as conflict resolution, financial literacy and healthy relationship curriculum. It also focuses on spiritual…

Restored Systems

Restored Systems

Our restored systems programming encourages standards of justice and living through Christian Community Development classes, quarterly prayer meetings and a community resource committee.

Introducing the Kids Club Honor Code!

Introducing the Kids Club Honor Code!

Facilitated by Kids Club staff members and designed by Local Leader Walter Urbina, the new Honor Code was developed with input from the students and is posted at Kids Club for all to see. Our hope is that the Honor Code will help our students continue to grow into compassionate leaders in their community. Each Kids Club student received a small honor code…

You’re Building Local Leadership

You’re Building Local Leadership

On a visit to Kids Club you might find her in a silent room of 41 well-behaved students,intently reading books. This would not be possible without your part in their growth. This summer your support of these local leaders and their community cultivated the Summer Club program—a program which Leydy co-led. It was here that Leydy’s leadership skills expanded. It…