Two-Generation Approach


We understand that we must equip parents and children and youth. We provide supportive programming an access to youth enrichment programs that build academic and life skills, thus providing the tools needed to create a cycle of generational success.

Early Learning and Education Support

Access to early learning opportunities is a key predictor of long-term success and childcare is important component that is crucial to the financial stability and success of a family. Many families are faced with decisions that impact their ability to work and maintain adequate housing. Charlotte Family Housing partners with Child Care Resources (CCRI) to provide our families with access to safe, affordable, and quality childcare through subsidized vouchers.

Additionally our clinical family social workers assist families with ensuring their children ages 4 and 5 years old, are aware of the HeadStart Program, and provide assistance by linking families so their preschooler can get a jumpstart on their education.

The 30 for 30 Literacy Program promotes literacy by encouraging parents to keep a log of the books they read with their younger children (or that their older children read independently) during the summer. Parents who participate receive motivational achievement points, which can be cashed in for prizes, and children receive gift cards for participation. This incentivized summer reading also supports family bonding, literacy enhancement and prevention of summer learning loss.

The Youth Financial Literacy Program, hosted in partnership with State Employees Credit Union, teaches financial literacy skills to our adolescents ages 12 to 18. This incorporates an event held twice a year titled “Reality of Money”; a simulation that allows participants to experience budgeting realities. Teens are assigned a career, income, marital status, and credit score, and then make difficult choices on expenses. Afterwards, teens create a plan with their parents to earn monthly points by completing chores, and meeting school or behavior related goals. Points are converted into cash or gift incentives. This provides the experience of teens working to earn income, while also providing the parents with an opportunity to incentivize behavior improvement, thus supporting positive decision-making and economic mobility.

The CFH Youth Connect program provides access to various extra-curricular opportunities to provide exposure and promote normalcy and relationship building. Opportunities include access to art classes and music classes through the Community School of Arts, character and leadership development through the Girl Talk Foundation's teen program and arts, character and career development, life skills, and health and well-being through the Boys and Girls Clubs programs. So that we continue to promote dignity, investment and empowerment, we ask that parents pay a small, feasible portion of the fee.

Special thanks to Speedway Children’s Charities for investing in two-generation programming and making these opportunities available for our families.

For information on sponsoring a two-generation program, please contact us at grants@charlottefamilyhousing.org
Speedway Childrens Charities