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To supplement the school-year tutoring program that Barrington Neighbors hosts at Serna Elementary School, and in an effort to help stop the “summer slide” for children who are not recommended for summer school but are at risk of falling significantly behind their peers over the summer, we are preparing for our 6th Serna Summer Enrichment Program. This program is now Barrington Neighbors’ signature project.

In 2012, a Neighborhood White Paper was commissioned for the area surrounding Serna Elementary and it was found that of the 4,519 households in the area, 72.3% are renter households. Median household income was $37,887 annually, with 29.1% of the population living below the poverty line. Approximately 40% of the population is Hispanic, while 18.9% is Black, making this a majority minority area.

In response to the great need in our area Barrington Neighbors began The Serna Summer Enrichment Program to directly impact the lives of the students. The summer program provides up to 60 neighborhood children from rising Kindergartners through 5th graders a safe environment for five weeks with the educational goal of maintaining or improving upon their test scores and reading level from the end of the previous school year to the beginning of the new school year. Serna Elementary Principal Joel Luther has credited our program with helping the school lead NEISD with the highest increase in STAAR test passing rates from 2013 to 2014, and we continue to play a key role in the educational advancement of these children.

Thanks to private sponsors like you, Barrington Neighbors provides this program FREE of charge to all attendees, allowing any child in need to benefit from this opportunity without their parents worrying about costs and affordability. We work diligently to conserve resources and are able to operate the program for an average of $450 per student who attends. 

On June 19, 2017 we will begin our 6th Serna Summer Enrichment program, and your financial support will make a big difference in the lives of these students. Using the drop down menu below you can choose the level of contribution that will work for you. If you would like to make a larger donation, please visit our Donate page where you can enter your desired amount.

Sponsorship Program

Your contribution will have a direct impact on the children in the area surrounding Serna Elementary. We look forward to another successful Serna Summer Enrichment Program this year thanks to the generosity of partners like you.


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