The Sanctuary on 8th Street is a place of welcome & safety located in the midst of the inner city. We provide an enriching, affirming environment for children & teens living in marginalized neighborhoods.

Our core programs provide positive, supervised alternatives to fill idle time, offer homework assistance & computer access, & turn the weeks of summer into a fun, educational & recreational adventure!

Children’s Obstacles

ATTEND HIGH POVERTY SCHOOLS
90%
HAVE A FAMILY MEMBER IN PRISON
59%
ARE ON FREE LUNCH
96%
RUN OUT OF FOOD AT THE END OF THE MONTH
60%
DO NOT HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THEIR FATHERS
80%
LIVE IN GENERATIONAL POVERTY MAKING IT DIFFICULT TO IMAGINE A BETTER LIFE
99%
High quality after school programs & summer camps keep kids safe and connect them to opportunity. Such programs provide safe haven or academic remediation; they connect children to the myriad of opportunities in the larger society, through mentoring, field trips & involvement with higher education institutions. Programs for children who live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty should provide enrichment activities, including travel & practice interaction in a variety of settings that middle-class children in more prosperous communities take for granted.
CHHIRJ Research Brief

Our Outcomes

0%
PROMOTION RATE
0%
LEARN SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL SKILLS
0%
RECEIVE 30 MINUTES OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY DAILY
0%
REFRAIN FROM VIOLENT CRIME
0%
HAVE A HEALTHY SNACK EVERY DAY
0%
RECEIVE HOMEWORK HELP OR TUTORING EVERY DAY