I am writing to express my full support and appreciate of the Samaritan Project. Both of my children have attended King’s Academy since 2001 and have been participants of this after school program for quite some time. The Samaritan Project has been a great asset because the program offers a structured environment that extends learning beyond the boundaries of the classroom. A great example of this is that some of the staff for the Samaritan Project are also a part of King’s Academy staff which creates a synergy between the students when it comes to tutoring. Another important component of the Samaritan Project besides tutoring is the accessibility of computers for research. Today, computers are a very intricate part of our daily lives. Having computer access is more critical than ever before when it comes to education. Thanks for creating a positive learning environment and providing the necessary tools for success.
– Timothea L. Coleman, Parent
I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and the Samaritan Project, SAM, for working with my son, Dante. Since enrolled in SAM, Dante has improved his reading and math skills as well as incorporated strategies that have helped him with test-taking. Incorporating extracurricular activities and snacks before starting homework helped Dante release his extra energy and focus on his studies. Thank you for your diligence in helping me help my child.
– Laurel L. Nobels, Parent
Nicole Elms credits her career success in part to The Samaritan Project. In 2008, after 17 years on the job, Nicole was laid off from her job due to a company merger. After searching for new employment for several months, Nicole decided to go back to school. She attended Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC), receiving an associate’s degree in Business Management in 2011.
Partnering with The Samaritan Project and the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board (Transitional Jobs Program), Nicole improved her job readiness, computer and office administration skills. She also went to classes where she honed her interviewing skills. She soon was placed at Christ The King Baptist Church as a temporary employee, working three days a week while she attended MATC. “Besides the training I received, it also was important that I had the flexibility to adjust my schedule so I could work and attend school,” said Nicole. Nicole served as a financial assistant with Christ The King’s Finance Department until accepting a full-time position as receptionist/secretary.