Human Services

Mothers Club Family Learning Center

  • Pasadena, CA
  • www.mothersclub.org

Mission Statement

Mothers Club Family Learning Center prepares families living in isolation and poverty to succeed in school and in life. We promote strong parent-child relationships and encourage friendship and mutual support among mothers through our education programs and social services, thereby creating a stronger community for all families.

Main Programs

  1. Family Literacy Program
  2. First Connections
  3. Teen Parenting Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Serves children and families that live within the boundaries of the Pasadena Unified School District in Pasadena, CA.

ruling year

1973

Principal Officer since 2011

Self-reported

Mr. Hector LaFarga Jr.

Keywords

Self-reported

at-risk children, parenting, parent support, preschool, child development, early childhood education, parent support, child development, at-risk children, at-risk families

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EIN

23-7275324

 Number

1729701568

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Family Services (P40)

Kindergarten, Nursery Schools, Preschool, Early Admissions (B21)

Adult, Continuing Education (B60)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Mothers’ Club is a 50 year-old non-profit agency that serves parents who want a better future for their children, but are isolated by poverty, lack of education, language barriers and inadequate social support.  Our free, intensive programs teach mothers the skills they need to help their children in school and to maintain a healthy, stable household.  While parents are learning and building relationships with other moms, their children are thriving in the care of our early childhood educators.  

When families leave our program, children are ready for kindergarten and their parents are ready and capable of supporting their children’s education, as well as their own personal development.  Our two generation learning model is a proven way to help families break the cycle of poverty because when you increase the education level of a mother, you significantly increase a child’s future educational success.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

Family Literacy Program

Our Morning Family Literacy Program operates Monday through Friday from 8:30am-12pm, for 11 months during the year, and serves 80 children and 75 parents. Parents and children attend 5 days per week. While children benefit from our quality early childhood education program, mothers attend parenting classes to build confidence and leadership skills, as well as learn about child development and discipline; adult education classes including English as a Second Language, computer and financial literacy; and receive an array of support services to benefit the whole family including mental health services, and health and nutrition workshops.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$600,000.00

Program 2

First Connections

First Connections operates Monday through Friday from 1:00-4:30pm year-round, and serves 24 children and 22 parents each year. Parents and children attend 5 days per week. This program replicates core elements of our family literacy program, but is focused on new mothers with infants and toddlers. The program ensures children are on track developmentally, develops parenting skills and community among mothers, and strengthens parent/child bonds. Adult education is individualized to focus on life skills, GED preparation and career skills.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Adults

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$315,000.00

Program 3

Teen Parenting Program

Our newest program is for Teen Parents enrolled in Learning Works! a Pasadena Charter School for high school dropouts who are working towards the GED. This weekly parent/child education class is for teen parents 13 through 19 years-old. The goal is to prepare these young parents to meet the challenges of parenting by introducing theory, hands-on experiences and establishing mutual support for one another while understanding their individual responsibility as parents. We will serve approximately 40 teen parents in 2010/2011.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$50,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

Serves children and families that live within the boundaries of the Pasadena Unified School District in Pasadena, CA.

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MOTHERS' CLUB FAMILY LEARNING CENTER
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Mothers Club Family Learning Center

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Principal Officer

Mr. Hector LaFarga Jr.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

John Carlton

Medrano & Carlton

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