"Our organizational mission is to provide services that address the intellectual development of children through behavioral health treatment, after-school enrichment, professional development, service learning projects, and school/community based service coordination for youth and the organizations that serve them in the school and community setting."
(Photo Above: New Highland Student works dilegently on homework during Academics time!)
(Photo Above: Brookfield Elementary Afterschool Program Students and Parents enjoy a saturday hike to learn about wild life preservation with Coach Archie!)(Photo Above: New Highland Academy's Solar Rays Afterschool Program 4th grade Student tries on an Austronaut suit at the Space and Science Center!)
(Photo Above: Three of our cheer squads from MPA, Brookfield Academy, and New Highland/Rise.)
(Photo Above: Sobrante Park Elementary [Eagels] and Allendale Elementary [Tigers] Cheer Teams celebrate after their performance at Oakland's Bridging the Bay Conference.)
(Photo Above: Higher Ground's Cheer squad enjoys the moment. Celebrating their victory in 1st and 2nd place at the Spirit Club State Championships in Universal Studio, Los Angeles California!)
Higher Ground Neighborhood Development Corporation (Higher Ground) is a multi-service non-profit 501(c)(3) organized to provide supplemental services to children, families, schools and school districts. Our services are designed to provide the needed scaffolding a child needs to navigate school and classroom performance as they develop into young adults. In times such as these Higher Ground has stepped in to fill the gaps poor parenting, poverty, and under development in poor communities of Color that find themselves falling through. In working with our children in a restorative justice approach.... We build resilience!
Higher Ground offers the following services in the school setting: results based cognitive behavioral health support, developmental recess that focuses on play, comprehensive after-school programs that strenthen academic concepts, service projects that build and develop our surrounding communities, cultural enrichment classes that help ground children's family culture with history, and professional development around various subjects.
We also support our larger school community through our professional development project called Strong Roots. This projects gives classroom teachers practical plans for transforming behavior and developing youngsters in the classroom setting within 8 weeks guaranteed. As a part of this project teacher coaching, grade level collaborative support services, and school based behavior plans are delivered giving a teacher a blue print to behavioral transformation. We help teachers teach!
Higher Ground supports neighborhoods by working with the city projects to extend service learning opportunities for local youth as well as special projects that focus on green jobs workforce development projects over the summer. Supporting County projects closes the triangle of support that is school, city, and county by providing technical assistance and community building opportunities.
Photo Above: Participant Youth from our Workforce Development Program working in the Sobrante Park Neighborhood, during our summer projects!
Canned Food Drive
Our programs are hosting our annual food drive just in time for the holiday season! Talk to your After School program Site Manager, to find out how you can help!
Available to Parents!
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Location: Brookfield Elementary Auditorium
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Check out our students! Recently, they visited the state capitol to lobby for quality after school programming in all schools! Learn more about it, by
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