Kinder2College Fund (K2C) is a community-driven effort, to create a college-going culture that supports all Northern Sonoma County youth with a path beyond high school. By establishing College Saving Accounts for graduating kindergartners we are building a foundation that provides all Healdsburg students with the opportunity to achieve their educational goals.
FirstGen College Counseling helps prepare historically underserved Healdsburg high school students to become the first in their families to complete college through comprehensive one-on-one support of the entire college application process. FirstGen aims to strengthen the greater Healdsburg community and improve educational equity for all students by increasing the four-year college attendance rate for students from low-income backgrounds (all participants are Free and Reduced Lunch eligible). The students in the FirstGen program have self-identified as wanting to go to college, are taking honors and AP level courses and maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
The Comité is a committee of active and engaged Healdsburg residents that meet monthly to discuss issues impacting Healdsburg's Latino community. The monthly meetings are convened by Corazón’s staff and held in Spanish to allow for non-native English speakers to participate. Representatives of the Comité are active leaders in the local community in diverse arenas such as churches, schools, apartment complexes and in their respective workplaces. Members share information they learn at the Comité back to the community and also bring issues to the Comité from their different pockets of the community.
Designed to help expecting mothers prepare for parenthood while bringing together members of the community under the common theme of motherhood. Moms to Moms takes place at Alliance Medical Center in Healdsburg and provides a series of multi-week prenatal, birthing, lactation and peer-to-peer support classes for expecting mothers in their third trimester. At the completion of the program, Corazón host a group baby shower for moms who complete the program. These joyful showers take place five times throughout the year and deliver necessary items to moms in need.
Corazón’s Adult Education classes increase English fluency and educational attainment for adults in Healdsburg by offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes at night for working adults and during the day for parents while children are at school or participating in our childcare program for ages 0-4. Our High School Equivalency preparation class allows adults to study for their high school diploma in Spanish. Classes are taught by qualified Santa Rosa Junior College professors on-site at the Healdsburg Community Center. Currently, we have 108 adults participating in this semester’s adult education classes.
Corazón hosts a variety of Financial Literacy classes and workshops to help residents increase their skills and knowledge to allow them to make informed and effective decisions with their financial resources. We assist families in gathering the necessary tools to obtain housing, repair poor credit, build savings plans, and prepare and file personal income taxes at our free tax preparation workshops as part of the IRS VITA program locally administered by United Way as the Earn It! Keep It! Save It! program. We offer a variety of bilingual financial literacy programs to support families and help build a strong financial foundation.
Health Action is a partnership of local leaders, organizations, and individuals dedicated to improving health and well-being and reducing disparities across Sonoma County. Health Action’s mission is to mobilize community partnerships and resources to achieve equity and to improve health and well-being.
Health Action Chapters are local community health improvement groups with representation from many sectors of the community including city government, the local health care system, non-profits, businesses, education, and community members. Currently, there is a network of nine Health Action Chapters that both informs and amplifies the work of Health Action. Corazón is proud to be the Health Action chapter for our region.