Families living in Springfield Housing Authority developments will find there are programs for their children after school and during summer vacations.
After-school programs focus on homework and schoolwork first, and then on entertaining and frequently educational programming to keep children productive and busy. Activities include arts and crafts, cooking, computer work and fun, self-defense classes, and more.
Summer programs include similar activities, and frequent field trips to parks, museums and more, to further enrich summer experiences.
Programs are ongoing at Duggan, Marble Street, Moxon, Pine-James, Reed Village, Riverview and Sullivan apartments.
Program providers include the YMCA, Square One, Springfield Girls’ Club Family Center, and ADC Prevention & Associates.
For information, contact the manager at your development.
- Talk/Read/Succeed!: Talk/Read/Succeed! is a collaborative program that unites two Springfield Housing Authority developments – John L. Sullivan Apartments and John I. Robinson Gardens—with two city elementary schools, Edward P. Boland and Hiram L. Dorman—in an effort to boost early literacy.
- Youth Scholarships: The Farris Mitchell Scholarship provides a one-time, $1,000 scholarship to a qualifying Springfield Housing Authority resident who is going to college.