Cherokee Computers and Communication (CCC) is a Cherokee Elementary family engagement program developed by Cherokee Elementary ESL teacher Angie Johnson and Frontier Health case manager Tiffany Ysidron. CCC aims to improve ESL students' academic achievement through community partnership and increased rapport with ESL students and their families.
The program is funded by Frontier Health through the HEROES grant and is operational because of the involvement of service learning students from the Language and Culture Resource Center of ETSU. Because of the partnership between Cherokee Elementary, Frontier Health, the Language and Culture Resource Center of ETSU, and the community partners , parents have access to English and computer skills classes on site at Cherokee Elementary.
Mrs. Mary Nell McIntyre, Cherokee’s principal, supported the development of CCC and has been pleased with the results. Due to the success of the program in its pilot year, she has agreed to its continuation for the 2011-2012 school year. In addition, a second branch of the program began January 2012 at Woodland Elementary School. Both programs currently meet with the Hispanic parents and their children twice a week after school.
ETSU Volunteer Teaching Assistants
( from left to right)
( Top row) Lee-ann Stranger Nelson | Peri Loftis | Christina Romero | Tiffany Ysidron | Jessica Keasler
( Middle Row) Aaron Doyka | Noemi Juarez | Kimberly Smith | Maria Hernandez
( Bottom Row) Mariella Amaya | Hilary Maitlen