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BOOST Network OST Library

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The OST Library is an electronic, comprehensive resource for out-of-school time professionals, grant writers, educators, policymakers, researchers, and others looking to increase their knowledge and support on the importance of OST in the region.

Other Resources

Financial Stability

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Caring Homes Initiative

The Caring Homes Initiative supports small, minority-owned home-based childcare businesses by building capacity, creating bridges between young families and childcare resources, and fostering more resilient and successful El Paso families. Business owners enrolled in the program work to obtain the proper licensing and certifications needed to succeed, create goals, and develop their financial and digital literacy skills. Valuable benchmarks and progress reports help ensure business owners find success through the program

Education

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Parents as Teachers

The United Way Parents as Teachers program is a free, evidence-based program available to all, that supports parents and caregivers of children between the ages of 0 and 5 in becoming their child’s first and best teacher. Parent Educators conduct home visits focused on providing parents with guidance about child development through educational and fun activities.

 

The program focuses on ensuring children meet important developmental milestones to improve school readiness. Participants also gain access to a supportive network, unique events, resources and more. The PAT program is a part of the HOPES collaborative led by El Paso Center for Children and partly funded through the OneStar Foundation as an AmeriCorps program. It is the only AmeriCorps Parents as Teachers program in the nation

Engagement

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VolunteerElPaso.org

VolunteerElPaso is an online database that connects El Pasoans looking to volunteer with opportunities and needs throughout the community. In recent years, the database has helped build the capacity of local food banks, organizations, and shelters to support them with COVID-19 efforts, migrant services, and other critical response efforts. VolunteerElPaso.org serves as the bridge between individuals looking to contribute to the community and organizations in need of volunteer support.

Submission Requirements

  • Published by a trusted and reliable source

  • Available at no-cost to the public

  • Relevant to the topic categories

Evaluating Sources and Materials

All materials have been reviewed by the BOOST Steering Committee to assess:
 

Who: Authority

• What: Content

• Where: Scope

• When: Relevance 

How to Submit

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Submit Resources

We are always looking to add more resources to the OST Library. If you have any resources to share, please consider submitting it for review to be added to the library.

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