Programs for Adults:
- Volunteer Income Tax Assistance: In conjunction with HRA of New Britain, Inc., and under the supervision of the IRS, this program provides free of charge preparation and filing of annual tax returns by IRS-certified volunteers. All of them are certified in Standards of Conduct (Ethics) and Current Tax Law along with other IRS required training.
The program is a free of charge service to families and individuals whose total household income is $54,000 or less.
- English as a Second Language: We offer three weekly classes provided by Literacy Volunteers of Greater New Haven. As they progress, students gain confidence at work and at all their other daily activities. It is our belief that no other skill can provide more life benefit to Hispanic residents. Currently, 8-12 are enrolled in these classes. http://lvagnh.org/
- Bebes Activos: SCOW hosts once per month this bilingual playgroup created by Wallingford Early Chilhood Alliance Resources (WE.CARE) that encourages parents, grandparents and caregivers of preschool age children to help them learn through play.The program helps parents to develop confidence, so they can be role models for their children, while they learn to interact with other children of their age.
- Circle Time: An English conversation class presented in conjunction with WE CARE, this weekly group activity provides participants with an opportunity to polish their newly acquired English skills. Approximately 15 people are presently enrolled. http://www.wecarecouncil.org/default.html
- Computer Instruction: SCOW has a computer lab donated by the ATT Foundation, enabling us to offer basic and intermediate computer skills to adults. Participants learn keyboarding, of course, but also how to monitor their children’s use of the Internet, navigation of the internet to conduct online job searches, as well as improving their chances of advancement at work.