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Heart House Dallas

8515 Park Lane #302
Dallas, Texas 75231

Category: Children/ Youth Services
Contact: Dominique Pettway
Phone: 214-750-7637
College Proximity: Richland College, Eastfield College
DART Availability: Yes
Vehicle Required: No
Special Requirements: Participants will be expected to: - Attend a pre-service training to learn about Heart House and the curriculum - Be available for a minimum of 2 days/week from 3- 6pm - Have at least a High School Diploma - Have some experience working with children - Have a desire to grow and learn in the field of education
Specific Opportunities: Students participating in service learning projects at Heart House will get the opportunity to work with students and families from across the world at one of our eight sites. Heart House serves students from kindergarten to 8th grade, so participants will work with either K-2nd, 3rd-5th, or 6th-8th. Participants will work in the sites to implement curriculum, help with homework and work with students.
Potential Projects This Year: Holiday activities (holiday themed visits and gift distribution to elderly patients) patient companionship visits (talking, playing games)

Description: Heart House is a nonprofit after school program that serves refugee and immigrant students in the Vickery Meadow area of Dallas. This is accomplished through the H3 program, which stands for Head (academic support), Heart (social-emotional learning) and Hands (service learning). Heart House staff believes strongly in supporting the whole child, rather than just focusing on one area. This way, students who have faced trauma can learn important skills that will allow them to cope and function in today's world.

For orientation details, please contact the agency.