What We Offer
St. Vincent and Sarah Fisher (SVSF) Center’s Adult Education and Workforce Development Programs are designed to assist adult students (age 18 or older) obtain their GED@/High School Equivalency to provide the necessary foundational skills to help Detroit residents become more self-sufficient through education. The programs are unique in that they provide year-round service, one-on-one tutoring sessions, personalized learning plans and provides for a social work component specifically designed to help students overcome the barriers to education. SVSF Center pays testing fee and transport students to the testing site. In addition, SVSF Center’s Workforce Development Program offers workforce preparation activities. Students complete the Adult Career Assessment form to gauge the student’s aptitude, abilities and interests in order to choose a career pathway. SVSF Center works collaboratively with the student and other organizations to assist students in developing either job training or additional education course of action. Students are able to secure industry relevant certifications, obtain employment within targeted occupational areas, and advance to higher level of future education and employment in those areas. SVSF Center has six locations citywide to better serve the entire community and has leveraged an extensive partnership network to provide streamlined delivery of services to motivate students towards certificate completion and for the next steps to prepare for the workforce or for higher educational pursuits. SVSF Center’s Main Campus is located in Northwest Detroit; Eastside Campus at NSO-(Neighborhood Services Organization); Downtown Campus at COTS-(Coalition on Temporary Shelter); New Center Campus at Wayne Metro Agency; the Central Campus at Focus:HOPE and the Northeast Campus at Brilliant Detroit.
Children’s After School Education Program is a free, personalized, one-on-one tutoring program for children in grades 1-5, designed to offer year round support, focusing on math and reading. The Children’s Education Program helps to bridge the educational gap for students who are motivated to learn and for parents who support their learning.
Children’s Summer Program is a free, personalized, six week long tutoring program for children in grade 1-5, designed to help reduce the loss of learned knowledge during the summer months, typically called the summer slip. The Children’s Summer Program focuses on math and reading, as well as educational and several entertaining field trips and extracurricular activities to keep students engaged.