Educational Opportunities

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  • Academic Writing Instruction (1)
    PL-7400.9500-030

    Academic Writing Instruction

    PL-7400.9500-030

    Programs that provide classes, individualized instruction or other opportunities for people who want to develop or perfect their ability to prepare essays, reports, term papers, exam essays, abstracts, literature reviews, annotated bibliographies, academic proposals or dissertations, or engage in other types of academic writing that demonstrate a person's ability to research a concept and apply ideas, theories, concepts or principles learned or studied to a new situation. Most forms of academic writing involve stating a thesis and making an argument to support it citing facts, statistics, examples, reasoning, expert testimony, results of studies, appeals to commonly held values and/or, in the case of essays, the writer's ideas, opinions and personal experience to further illustrate, develop or explain the main idea. A review of the literature on a particular topic, a bibliography or an annotated bibliography of references used may also be required.
  • Adult Basic Education (6)
    HH-0500.0500

    Adult Basic Education

    HH-0500.0500

    Programs, usually offered by community adult schools or as evening classes at local high schools, that provide instruction in fundamental learning skills for adults who have never attended school or have interrupted formal schooling and need to raise their level of education to increase their self-confidence and/or prepare for an occupation. Emphasis is placed on basic reading, language and mathematics to strengthen functional skills in communication, computation and personal-social interaction.
  • Adult Education (7)
    HH-0500

    Adult Education

    HH-0500

    Programs, usually offered by community adult schools or evening classes at local high schools, that provide instruction in fundamental learning skills for adults who have never attended school or have interrupted formal schooling and need to raise their level of education to increase their self-confidence and/or prepare for an occupation. Emphasis is placed on basic reading, language and mathematics.
  • Charter Schools (2)
    HD-0500.1500

    Charter Schools

    HD-0500.1500

    Elementary or secondary schools that are operated by a nonprofit board under a contractual arrangement with a state education authority, public university, community college, intermediate school district or local school district. Charter schools can operate any combination of grades from kindergarten through 12th grade, can specialize in a specific subject area or approach, may be required to meet specialized accountability standards and/or to abide by the same laws and regulations that govern public schools, and cannot charge tuition.
  • Citizenship Assistance Centers (1)
    FT-3600.6000-150

    Citizenship Assistance Centers

    FT-3600.6000-150

    Community-based programs that establish one-stop centers which provide a variety of services to help people who have lived in the United States the requisite period of time apply to become U.S. citizens. Included may be photographs required for citizenship applications, copies of the Application for Naturalization form (Form N-400), assistance in completing the form, copies of questions typically asked by the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS) in citizenship interviews and an opportunity to practice for the interview.
  • Citizenship Education (3)
    HH-0500.1500

    Citizenship Education

    HH-0500.1500

    Programs that prepare individuals to take the oath of U.S. citizenship and to exercise the attendant rights and responsibilities of citizenship. Citizenship courses help immigrants develop an understanding of and appreciation for American culture, institutions and ideals; and focus on important events in U.S. history, the Constitution and its historic background, and the organization, powers and duties of federal, state and local governments.
  • Citizenship Test Preparation (1)
    HL-8500.1400

    Citizenship Test Preparation

    HL-8500.1400

    Programs, which may be available via the Internet, that help people who have lived in the U.S. the requisite period of time prepare for the examination they must pass to become citizens. Practice questions may be available.
  • Consumer Education (3)
    DD-1800

    Consumer Education

    DD-1800

    Programs that utilize a wide variety of informational materials and techniques to increase the public's awareness of their rights and responsibilities as consumers of goods and services. The services may include information concerning federal and state consumer protection laws and regulatory agencies; advice regarding comparison shopping, use of consumer reports and buying guides, and other practices that help consumers make informed decisions and avoid problems before they occur; and education regarding the steps that need to be taken to resolve problems with unfair credit practices, defective products, shoddy repairs or workmanship or incompetent services.
  • Continuing Education (5)
    HH-0500.1600

    Continuing Education

    HH-0500.1600

    Programs, usually offered as adjuncts to community college, college or university programs, that provide credit-granting and/or noncredit courses for adults who are seeking specific learning experiences on a part-time or short-term basis for personal, academic or occupational development.
  • Cultural Heritage Groups (7)
    TD-1600.1550

    Cultural Heritage Groups

    TD-1600.1550

    Organizations that work for the preservation and promotion of the traditions, values and lifestyles of different cultural groups; organize activities and events which promote cultural exchange locally, regionally and nationally; and seek to encourage understanding and respect for different cultural heritages among youthful members of the group as well as the mainstream population.
  • Cultural Heritage Programs (8)
    TA-1550

    Cultural Heritage Programs

    TA-1550

    Programs that support and celebrate the diversity of the community's social, artistic and intellectual inheritance.
  • Day Camps (8)
    PL-6400.1500-180

    Day Camps

    PL-6400.1500-180

    Programs that provide creative recreational experiences in cooperative indoor and/or outdoor group living for children, usually age four to 13, or adults who are transported to the site each morning and who return to their homes at the end of each day. Transportation may be provided by the program or may be the responsibility of the family.
  • Early Childhood Education (9)
    HD-1800

    Early Childhood Education

    HD-1800

    Programs that provide educational activities and experiences for children from birth to age five which are intended to foster social, physical, emotional and intellectual growth and prepare them for further formal learning.
  • Education Advocacy Groups (9)
    TD-1600.1770

    Education Advocacy Groups

    TD-1600.1770

    Organizations that promote a particular practice like bilingual education, support the passage and enforcement of laws and other social measures that will result in specific types of educational reform or other improvements in the educational system, or support specific changes in local educational institutions that will improve the delivery of services to local students.
  • English as a Second Language (16)
    HH-0500.8000-150

    English as a Second Language

    HH-0500.8000-150

    Programs that offer opportunities for non-English-speaking and limited-English-speaking adults to learn listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with an emphasis on developing the level of communication competence that is essential for adults who are living in a setting in which English is the primary language. Also included are programs that provide English language instruction for younger people.
  • Ethnic/Cultural Festivals (1)
    TA-1550.2000

    Ethnic/Cultural Festivals

    TA-1550.2000

    Programs that coordinate events such as Native American Pow-Wows, Cinco de Mayo celebrations, Greek festivals, Oktoberfests, Renaissance fairs and Irish fairs which feature music, art, crafts, dance, food, games, drama and other activities that reflect the cultural heritage, traditions and skills of a particular ethnic group, culture or era.
  • Extended Child Care (4)
    PH-1250.1800

    Extended Child Care

    PH-1250.1800

    Child care centers, family child care homes, schools and recreation centers that provide supervised care for school-age children prior to the beginning and/or following the end of the school day, on school holidays and teacher work/conference days, during school breaks and, in some cases, during the summer when school is not in session in situation where their parents are working or otherwise engaged. While some extended day care programs provide a variety of activities for children in the program, they are not designed to provide specialty instruction such as art or music lessons, or organized sports.
  • General Recreational Activities/Sports (15)
    PL-7000.4360

    General Recreational Activities/Sports

    PL-7000.4360

    Programs that offer a range of organized recreational activities, sports and games that people of all ages can learn, become competitive in and enjoy.
  • General Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education (4)
    LJ-8000.2500

    General Sexuality/Reproductive Health Education

    LJ-8000.2500

    Age-appropriate education programs that address the biological, sociocultural, psychological and spiritual aspects of human sexuality. Topics may include an introduction to the nature of sexuality and the process of reproduction; male and female anatomy; the function of hormones; the menstrual cycle; pregnancy; contraception and contraception options including abstinence, barrier methods, fertility awareness methods and hormonal methods; facts regarding contraception effectiveness; abortion and abortion methods; sterilization options; reproductive health including menstrual irregularities and typical causes, sexually transmitted disease/HIV and infertility; menopause; dating; marriage; responsible and caring sexual relationships; interpersonal skills; self-esteem; intimacy; body image; gender roles; and homosexuality. Not all programs address all topics.
  • Higher Education Awareness/Support Programs (2)
    HL-2500.2900

    Higher Education Awareness/Support Programs

    HL-2500.2900

    Programs that encourage students, usually in middle school or high school, to consider higher education and to gain the skills necessary to be successful in the college, university or other postsecondary program of their choice. Services may include guidance from staff and mentors, academic preparation, SAT test preparation, college/university admissions and financial aid workshops, and visits to local colleges and universities.
  • Licensing/Certification/Accreditation (5)
    DF-4500

    Licensing/Certification/Accreditation

    DF-4500

    Programs that authorize the practice of a profession or the operation of a business or community facility after determining that established standards have been met. Activities usually include establishment of standards; review of applications; preparation and administration of examinations; issuance or denial of licenses, certificates or accreditation papers; enforcement of compliance with standards through inspection and monitoring; and revocation of licenses or disciplinary action in cases of noncompliance.
  • Life Skills Education (13)
    PH-6200.4600

    Life Skills Education

    PH-6200.4600

    Programs that offer training which focuses on the knowledge and skills an individual may need to live independently or make a successful transition to independent living. Participants may include runaway youth who are living on their own, youth who because of age can no longer be maintained in foster care, new widows, victims of domestic abuse, people who have previously been homeless, and others who have lived in an environment in which decision making and responsibilities of daily living have been handled by another as well as people currently living independently who want to be more effective. Training may address job search and retention, money management, insurance, taxes, rental agreements, vehicle purchase, nutrition, home management, health care, legal emancipation for teens and other similar topics.
  • Money Management (7)
    DM

    Money Management

    DM

    Programs that provide assistance for people who want to build personal wealth, obtain credit and use it responsibly, access their credit reports and correct erroneous information, pay their bills in an orderly way, reduce their debt burden and/or manage their financial resources more effectively. The objective of money management programs is to help individuals and families become more financially stable and achieve long-term economic independence.
  • Nutrition Education (8)
    LH-2700.6000

    Nutrition Education

    LH-2700.6000

    Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling, food preparation and shopping skills. Included is information about the basic food groups, vitamin and mineral requirements, the relationship of nutrition to the preservation of good health and the prevention of illness, and dietary choices such as vegetarianism.
  • Occupation Specific Job Training (9)
    ND-2000.6400

    Occupation Specific Job Training

    ND-2000.6400

    Programs that provide training in the technical competencies unique to a specific occupation that are required for successful workplace performance. The training may be delivered in a variety of ways including apprenticeships, business practice firms, classroom training, internships, OJT or work experience; or may take place in a combination of settings, on-the-job training supported by formal classroom training, for example, or classroom training followed by an internship.
  • Parenting Education (24)
    PH-6100

    Parenting Education

    PH-6100

    Programs that provide classes, workshops or other educational opportunities for parents or potential parents who want to acquire the knowledge and skills to be effective in their parenting role.
  • Pharmacies (3)
    LH-6600

    Pharmacies

    LH-6600

    Organizations that are involved in the business of preparing, storing, compounding and dispensing drugs in accordance with prescriptions prepared by licensed physicians. Pharmacies also counsel patients on proper use of their medication and verify that new treatments are compatible with other medicines they may be taking.
  • Playwriting/Screenwriting Instruction (1)
    PL-7400.9500-650

    Playwriting/Screenwriting Instruction

    PL-7400.9500-650

    Programs that provide classes, individual lessons or other forms of instruction which describe the principles and techniques for communicating dramatic information, ideas, moods and feelings through the composition of creative written works for the theater and/or film. Included is instruction in creative writing craft, scene writing, script development, stage and/or camera instructions, line and moment analysis, script reading, script editing and the creation of full productions.
  • Poetry Writing Instruction (1)
    PL-7400.9500-700

    Poetry Writing Instruction

    PL-7400.9500-700

    Programs that provide classes, individualized instruction or other opportunities for people who want to develop or perfect their ability to write poetry. Classes may focus on the basics of poetry writing including voice, rhythm, structure and syntax, imagery, and figurative language; or may be more advanced and concentrate on developing a unique and individual poetic voice.
  • Primary Schools (1)
    HD-8000.1800-650

    Primary Schools

    HD-8000.1800-650

    Educational institutions that provide formal instruction for students in the first, second and third grades that focuses on developing the children's understanding and knowledge of the basic skills such as reading, writing and arithmetic.
  • Public Libraries (2)
    TJ-4400.6500

    Public Libraries

    TJ-4400.6500

    Libraries supported by public and/or private funds which provide general library services without charge to all residents of a given community, district or region.
  • Public Schools (1)
    HD-8000

    Public Schools

    HD-8000

    Educational institutions for students in grades K-12 (or 1-12) supported by public funds that provide a formal education through a graded system of instruction that focuses initially on basic skills such as reading, writing, and mathematics and later on a broader curriculum of study which terminates in preparation for specific employment opportunities or undergraduate study at the postsecondary level.
  • Recreation Centers (9)
    PL-6400.7000-700

    Recreation Centers

    PL-6400.7000-700

    Centers, often operated by the local community department of parks and recreation, that offer, at a single location, a variety of recreational facilities such as athletic fields and courts, a gymnasium, a swimming pool and locker facilities. Recreation centers usually offer an organized program of activities for community residents of all ages and provide all necessary equipment.
  • Recreational Activities/Sports (19)
    PL-7000

    Recreational Activities/Sports

    PL-7000

    Programs that provide opportunities for people of all ages to learn, become competitive in and enjoy the organized recreational activity, sport or game of their choice. These programs may be offered by local clubs devoted to a particular activity or sport; may provide individual or team coaching assistance or instruction, access to equipment and facilities, and uniforms, if necessary; and may sponsor or make arrangements for athletes to participate in amateur competitions, usually at the local, regional or state level, and provide officials for games. These events are generally for the enjoyment of the athletes and are not at a high enough competitive level to be considered spectator sports.
  • Recreational Facilities (16)
    PL-6400.7000

    Recreational Facilities

    PL-6400.7000

    Programs that develop, maintain and make available to the public, acreage and facilities for a broad range of recreational activities, sports and games; and/or urban open spaces where people can gather to eat lunch, socialize and enjoy being outdoors.
  • Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction Expense Assistance (2)
    PL-6900.7000

    Recreational/Leisure/Arts Instruction Expense Assistance

    PL-6900.7000

    Programs that pay all or a portion of the tuition and/or other expenses associated with classes or individual lessons for people who want to develop an appreciation for or competency in a particular recreational, artistic or leisure-time activity but who would be unable to enroll in those classes without assistance.
  • Safety Education Programs (7)
    JR-8200

    Safety Education Programs

    JR-8200

    Programs whose primary purpose is to make the public aware of the measures that people can take to reduce the risk of fires or accidents in the home, at school, at work, in the air or on the water or while walking, driving or riding as a passenger in a motor vehicle; and/or which provide instructions for preparing for and surviving an accident should one occur. Also included are programs that conduct related safety inspections, particularly in the traffic safety area.
  • Sexual Abstinence Education Programs (2)
    LJ-8000.8250

    Sexual Abstinence Education Programs

    LJ-8000.8250

    Programs targeting school-age children that are designed to delay the onset of sexual activity until the individual is married and thus reduce the incidence of adolescent pregnancy, STD transmission, and HIV/AIDS. Most programs address the benefits of sexual abstinence and promote the concepts that abstinence until marriage and mutual monogamous relationships during marriage are expected standards, that contrary behavior is likely to have harmful physical and psychological effects, that bearing children out of wedlock is likely to have harmful consequences for all, that abstinence is the only certain way to avoid pregnancy and related health problems, and that alcohol and drug use increase vulnerability to sexual advances. Abstinence education programs are offered by a variety of organizations including the schools, religious groups and agencies that serve youth; vary in format, some providing educational classes, others individual sessions; and may include role play components or other devices which help children learn and practice ways to reject sexual overtures.
  • Special Education (3)
    HH-8000

    Special Education

    HH-8000

    Programs that provide educational services including special placement and individualized programming, instruction and/or support services for exceptional children, youth and/or adults, including those who have hearing impairments, visual impairments, physical disabilities, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities and/or other developmental disabilities, emotional disturbance, multiple disabilities or speech or language impairments and who need appropriately modified curricula, teaching methodologies and instructional materials in order to learn. Services may include the development, in partnership with the child's parents, of an individualized educational plan to meet the child's needs and the implementation and review at least annually of each child's plan to determine progress and future needs.
  • Study Skills Assistance (5)
    HL-2500.8100

    Study Skills Assistance

    HL-2500.8100

    Programs that provide individual or small group assistance for students who want to improve their study habits, test preparation skills and test taking techniques.
  • Summer School Programs (1)
    HH-8300

    Summer School Programs

    HH-8300

    A program of instruction offered during the summer by a school, college or university which enables students to accelerate their progress toward a degree or diploma or to make up credits lost through absence or failure.
  • Truancy Counseling (1)
    HL-2500.8600

    Truancy Counseling

    HL-2500.8600

    Programs that work with children and adolescents of compulsory school age who are habitually absent from class without permission to encourage them to improve their attendance and complete their education.
  • Tuition Assistance (2)
    HL-8000.8500

    Tuition Assistance

    HL-8000.8500

    Programs that provide cash assistance for people who need additional financial support to pursue an educational or vocational program of study.
  • Tutoring Services (22)
    HL-8700

    Tutoring Services

    HL-8700

    Programs that provide supplemental instruction for students who are having difficulty with their coursework or who want to get more out of their regular educational program.
  • Vocational Education (20)
    HH-9000

    Vocational Education

    HH-9000

    Secondary or postsecondary education programs available in regular or trade high schools or through separate vocational centers or programs that provide formal preparation for semiskilled, skilled, technical or professional occupations for high-school-aged students and, in some cases, adults who have opted to develop or expand their employment opportunities, often in lieu of preparing for college entry. Vocational education programs help participants prepare for full-time employment upon graduation, part-time employment while in school or for more advanced vocational training at the postsecondary level.
  • Youth Business Programs (2)
    PS-9800.9700

    Youth Business Programs

    PS-9800.9700

    Programs that utilize volunteers from the teaching profession, business and industry to provide firsthand information about the business world for students and/or school-age children and youth and opportunities for them to learn about economic principles and the economy. Some clubs may also initiate small business ventures under the guidance of adult volunteers.
  • Youth Centers (4)
    TC-5500.9800

    Youth Centers

    TC-5500.9800

    Multipurpose centers that serve as a focal point for youth in the community and which offer, at a single location, a wide variety of services and activities that are needed by and of interest to this population.