The Booker T. Washington Development and Education Center is located in the heart of the City of Erie, PA and is focused on creating quality educational programs and resources available to the public. We offer after-school programs and other educational programming that invests in our youth and the future of our community. Named after Booker T the educator, writer, and speaker, who was an instrumental leader for the African-American community following the American Civil War. His autobiography, Up from Slavery, is still widely read today. Washington believed that the best means of improving conditions for people was education.
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Our gallery Continuing Education The Booker T. Washington Center partnered with Mercyhurst University to make getting a degree more convenient for our community Continue Education Mercyhurst University’s Booker T. Washington (BTW) Campus makes starting a college education or obtaining a degree affordable and accessible to members of the Erie community who may not have thought[…]
After School Program Coordinator organize learning and recreational activities for students outside the classroom. Our Coordinator creates after school programs, implementing curricula, motivating students, correcting misconduct, maintaining student records, and reporting to Parents/Guardian Confer staff to discuss educational activities and policies, and students behavioral of learning problems. Set educational standards and goals, and help establish[…]
This program is for teens and adults who want to improve their job prospects. It includes resume writing and revising, practice interviews, understanding types of training necessary for certain jobs, job search tips, and some skills development for specific entry level career paths.
The Nutrition Café Program provides free nutritious meals and snacks to needy children. Our Nutrition Cafe is a free program that works hand in hand with our After School and Summer of Success Programs.
Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) and WIC (Women, Infants, and Children Food and Nutrition Service) counseling and guidance: We provide services to help eligible low to moderate income wage earners file their income taxes for free and gain valuable insights into the tax laws that will help them. The Center will also guide families through[…]
We provide service work for children and adults who must perform mandatory court service hours, or hours required for school and/or housing. We find opportunities that help each person fulfill their obligation, while giving them a sense of pride in helping their community.
The BTWC offers daily prevention programs from Monday through Thursday. The prevention programs include: PATHS– outlines risks associated with drugs and promotes positive self-esteem. Life Skills– helps youth handle everyday life issues while providing them with resources. Too Good for Violence–helps prevent unnecessary violence by using peer mediation. All Stars– prevents and delays high-risk behaviors[…]
The Nutrition Café Program provides free nutritious meals and snacks to needy children . Our Nutrition Cafe is a free program that works hand in hand with our After School and Summer of Success Programs .