Burbank Housing Corporation (BHC) provides more than just affordable housing – free after school activity centers, child care centers, and other support services are offered in order to enhance the lives of our residents.
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BHC Scholars - Activity Centers
In our focus areas, BHC owns and operates four very special places for our families, and especially for our children. The BHC Activity Centers are safe, dedicated spaces where school children who reside in BHC properties or in neighboring buildings can attend after school and participate in the BHC Scholars program. The BHC Scholars program is for neighborhood students in grades 1-12. The program is FREE and has, over time, provided many of our children with the tools to go on to higher education and to become leaders within their households, schools, and communities.
Designed and operated by Learning Architects, Inc., the program is an achievement, academically focused after-school program. In addition to homework assistance and mentoring, the kids also participate in fun and creative activities, special summer programs and become very involved in giving back to their communities.
BHC Child Development Centers
Starting in 2003, BHC became involved in the City’s efforts to provide child care opportunities for Burbank parents. BHC now operates two Child Care Centers, both of which have national accreditation and provide the highest quality of care and early childhood development. The program itself is operated by KinderCare Education at Work, a subsidiary of KinderCare, the nation’s largest and premier provider of Child Care services.
BHC manages two Centers; the BHC Child Development Center and the Mary Alice O'Connor Family Center. Between the two, the Centers provide 180 spaces of child care for children between the ages of 6 weeks to 5 years. About 20% of the spaces at the Centers are reserved at subsidized tuition rates for lower-income families.
The Allen Cottriel Scholarship Fund
Since its start in 2004, The Allen Cottriel Scholarship Fund has given youth in our communities the opportunity to attend colleges, universities, and technical schools without the financial burden of higher education. The Allen Cottriel Scholarship is dedicated to our first Board President, who was committed to providing students with better opportunities through our scholarship fund.
Before the creation of the Allen Cottriel Scholarship Fund, our focus neighborhoods struggled to produce high school graduates but now, the Allen Cottriel Scholarship Fund has provided numerous college students with the support and resources they need to become teachers, nurses, engineers, biologists, and so much more! Each year, the BHC Board of Directors and staff seek private donations from the community in order to help BHC youth pursue their dreams of higher education.
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