Harlem Link Charter School
In 2015, the Harlem Link Charter School (HLCS) hires Eugene Campbell. His new position is director of the after school program known as “After All”. The program serves children in grades K-5. Eugene takes over to correct high staff turnover and serious discipline issues. The program turns around under his leadership.
ECCR Group Partnership
In September 2017, HLCS shifts funding to the day school. The “After All” program is still important to the community. It provides a value for both for children’s development and as an urgent need of working parents. HLCS contracts the ECCR Group to take over the “After All” program. The ECCR Group will operate the program as an independent entity. Limited funding reduces the number of children served on-site from 150 to 45. The program decides to focus on kindergarten children. Eugene finds a way to service the other children off-site. Mr. Campbell designs a map cross-referencing students’ addresses and accessible after school programs. A strategic partnership between programs creates opportunities for students and parents. Children receive transportation from HLCS to outside programs. Their location is most convenient for parental pickup coming from work.
Parents Education and Support Training
In October 2017, The ECCR Group starts The Harlem Link Parents Education Network. The program assists parents whose children attend after school programs. The parents receive social serve support and training. This enables them to become effective advocates for themselves and their community.