WFC goals are to provide daily activities and opportunities for youth, teens, their family members, and seniors. WFC is a non-profit community agency which offers services in Youth after School Programs - to keep our children safe and off the street, senior programs, nutrition programs, educational programs, IT (technology training), food/shelter/homeless programs, family planning, LIHEAP and Weatherization.
WFC Intends to Focus on:
Youth Services/Youth Information: Academic Support, tutoring one-on-one, homework assistance, study skills, reading clubs, literacy program, reading, poetry and marshal arts.
Career/Job Training Resources:
Job readiness and life skills identify companies for youth to serve internships to incorporate projects using concepts from earth science, and environmental studies to inform youth about possible career and educational paths.
Team building through sports, recreation, tournament, competition, and recreational therapy.
Health and Nutrition:
Health and nutrition education, life skills (as related to health & behavior), hygiene, teen parenting, workshops, exercise class, vegetable/fruit gardens and healthy snacks.
Arts and Culture:
Dance, theater, culinary arts programs, visual arts/creative arts, architecture design, beading design, gardening designs and elements to promote green focus.
Projects incorporating earth sciences/life sciences impact on the environment:
Providing certified gardens, planting seeds, monitoring plants (as they grow), guest speakers, Certified Master Gardener, incorporating techniques to improve skills and field trips.
Save the Earth:
Recycling Program consists of a Certified Master Recyclers, Instructors, Coaches, and Youth. Our goal is to at least save one million aluminum cans, tabs, and pennies to purchase refurbished computers and lab-tops for educational purposes and teaching the 3 R’s Reduce, Reused, and Recycle.
The youth will learn too play chess, design a web site, graphics design, media, resume writing,, job interviewing skills, social skills, healthy foods and how to count calories.
It is our hope that by offering these diversified programs for youth, teens, young adults and adults WFC can better serve our community.
Patsy Berry is a native of Chicago, and as a child attending Chicago Public Schools for most of her formal education. Patsy has been involved in community service, community development, and youth programming for over the past 20 years Patsy's early experiences were rooted in her involvement in her participation with youth groups in her church.
Patsy excelled in Leadership, Community Service Projects, and Mentoring. As a leader and organizer Patsy created Worldwide Family Center, Inc and joined partnership with Rev. McGee’s Food Pantry and Shelter Organization in areas where she lived in Chicago. Patsy extension services as a Community Family Advocate. She was responsible to create community collaborations with other agencies, businesses, and social service companies to provide support and training to the 300 students and families who attended the food pantry. In this position, Patsy gained news coverage for a program she developed bridging the gap between the community low-income, homeless, hungriness and education of our youth participants. The program was a relief during a time of tension and frustration
Patsy also worked as Director for the James Thompson Jr. Youth Center. She was responsible for all functions of programming such as: after school tutoring program, computer lab, developmental training, community activities and programs, etc. Patsy started working with the center to improve their programs, so that the surrounding schools would be able to refer their students for additional academic tutoring and social activities. The Center was a safe, loving environment that provided a family support system for Austin youth. Patsy was responsible for ensuring the mission of the organization was fulfilled. The Center was a place that offered students information on community social services and an after-school program for children who lived in the Austin area. Patsy presented the idea to housing management and they provided her with a building, no staff, and no budget.
Patsy spent three years developing a youth after-school program that severed over 350 youth between the ages of 6-19. Patsy managed several funded program activities and their budget. The following is a list of agencies under her management: After School Matters, Teen Reach, Teen Pregnancy Prevention, and Kids and a Coach, managed many dollars in funding across 10 programs. She was responsible for budgeting, program development, program reporting, community partnerships, community activities, parenting classes, training for staff and volunteers, etc.
The Worldwide Family Center is seeking help in respect of cars, buses, volunteers, equipment, stationery, office furniture, kitchen utensils, soft toys, financial donations, etc. Any help you or your company might be able to offer would be most appreciated as funding, as always, is extremely limited..