1199SEIU CHILDCARE FUND
About the Organization:
The 1199SEIU Funds are among the strongest and largest labor-management funds in the nation, providing a range of comprehensive benefits to 400,000 working and retired healthcare industry workers — members of 1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East — and their families. Through the Benefit and Pension, Training and Employment and Child Care Funds, 1199SEIU members enjoy complete health benefits, a defined monthly pension at retirement and training, educational, job security, and child care benefits all at little or no cost.
About A-List’s Program with 1199SEIU:
Starting in spring 2013, A-List partnered with 1199SEIU Child Care Fund to provide SAT prep to the students of union members. The program consisted of an intensive 30-hr prep course in the spring and then reconvened for an additional 18-hrs in the fall. Students also participated in college readiness workshops, including Examining College Options and the College Essay.
“Mr. Dory, in my honest opinion, is a very enthusiastic, well-dressed, and brilliant teacher, and I understand the way he teaches in class.” -1199SEIU Student
Did you know…
- In the Spring of 2013, 1199SEIU students had an average SAT Score Improvement of +157 SAT points
- The average score increase between the Spring and Fall exams was +67 SAT points
Dr. James M.
…There is a need for the type of program you have developed to be made available to every child regardless of income. This is why I have brought A-List into school districts I have been fortunate enough to lead: to train our teachers and provide the support necessary to improve our students’ scores.
A-List was engaging and substantive for our students. Each week our Dreamers were completely immersed in the class’s content…The sessions were poignant, enjoyable, and challenging and exactly what I had hoped for my Dreamers.
This was by far the most useful professional development session I’ve attended in my career.