Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Hispanic Counseling Center, Inc.

1.

Name of organization:

Hispanic Counseling Center, Inc.

Primary location:

344 Fulton Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Phone: (516) 538-2613
Email: gserrano@hispaniccounseling.org

Website: www.hispaniccounseling.org

LEAs where service will be provided:

Hempstead District: Fulton School, ABGS Middle School, Hempstead High School

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

The Hispanic Counseling Center has offered after-school-activities programs since 1989.

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

Over the past few years, we have noticed that almost all of the students who participated in our after-school program been promoted to the next grade. Moreover, most of the children served at HCC demonstrate academic progress throughout the school year as measured by their report cards. During 2006-2007, the Failure Free Reading program was successfully implemented at HCC and shown to improve students’ scores. See Attachment 2 and 3 for performance data. 

4.

Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

The Kaplan  Essential Skills series and Kaplan Foundations series.

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

2-12

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts and Mathematics

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

8 sessions per week

8.

Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

2 hours

9.

Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

September 1 – June 30

10.

Type of instruction:

Academic tutoring

10a

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

The HCC is accessible to individuals with disabilities, to the extent required by section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 794) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. 12101 et seq.).  The program will have two New York State Certified Special Ed. Teachers.

10b

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

The students’ English proficiency will be determined by tests that will be given at the beginning of the program.  Because HCC is a bilingual/bicultural agency, all programs address language proficiency and cultural issues.  The children’s English proficiency will be determined by testing at the beginning of the program and each limited English proficiency child’s curriculum will be tailored to ensure progressive advancement in English.

11.

Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

New York State licensed certified teacher.

12.

Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

HCC will mail monthly letters describing student’s progress to parents and teachers. There will also be monthly parent/teachers conferences at the agency.

13.

Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

Yes

14.

Additional relevant information:

All programs at Hispanic Counseling Center are provided in an entirely bilingual/bicultural environment, making HCC unique in being able to serve families where the parents do not speak English even though the children may speak English. This is the case for many of the Hispanic families in the district.

Last Updated: April 26, 2012