Community Outreach Programs

I.COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM GOAL AND OBJECTIVES:

Committed to the institutions Vision Mission, Core and Enabling Values, the COP as the institutions extension for its academic programs translates its VMCV into the following goal and objectives to ensure determination of appropriate programs and services, clientele selection and program implementation.

A. INSTITUTIONAL GOAL

Integral development of the Academe and Communities towards Social Transformation of people living in situations of poverty.

B. OBJECTIVES

  1. To respond effectively to the multiple needs of the poor through social services towards integral human development.
  2. To imbibe the Vincentian Spirituality and living out of Christian values for social transformation.
  3. To restore and enhance the Social Functioning of people living in situations of poverty.
  4. To serve as a venue for exposure, immersion and other training programs for the academe and community development.
  5. To maximize and intensify tie-ups, linkages and networking for a more effective and efficient program and service delivery.

C.BED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM  OBJECTIVES

  1. The interiorization of the Vincentian virtues of simplicity, humility and charity as expressed in school responsibility and social awareness and social commitment to the community
  2. Awakening the responsiveness of the students to the growing responsibilities of the new breed of Filipinos amidst the ambitious thrust of the country.

D. HED COMMUNITY OUTREACH PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  1. To inculcate Christian values among students as well as promote these values through service of the poor.
  2. To deepen students’ awareness and understanding of the realities of poverty as experienced by the poor through exposure and involvement in the various activities in the different target communities the school serves.
  3. To conscienticize and uplift the poor through varied joint socio-economic, cultural, spiritual and environmental programs and activities/projects of the school and community for social transformation.

II. CLIENTELE/ BENEFICIARIES

  1. Depressed communities
  2. Children and youth
  3. Vulnerable groups such as women, abandoned elderly, persons living with HIV / AIDS and victims of Human Trafficking
  4. Indigent Families
  5. OFW Children and Families
  6. Walk-in clients

III. GEOGRAPHICAL AREA

  1. Barangays within the vicinity of CSCJ: Barangay General Hughes, Barangay Concepcion, Barangay Sto. Rosario Duran, Barangay Veterans Village and other depressed community.
  2. Montes II Elementary School

IV. PROGRAMS AND SERVICES:

The program focuses on the immediate intervention, preventive and developmental services implemented either in the school or in the community.  It sees people as being continually able to move forward in a life-long process of self-realization or fulfilment of potential. It sees people as facing difficult developmental stages, life situations, challenges, stresses and crisis with which they must cope. It is concerned with recognizing and building on strengths with ways of more effective coping.  Through the concerted efforts and willingness of the stakeholders: clients, learners, personnel and partners, stages of development are reached with the appropriate services in an efficient and effective delivery.

SERVICES:

A. Educational / Sponsorship Assistance

Goal:    To promote Colegio De Sagrado Corazon de Jesus as Christ-centered educational institution committed to empowering communities of learners into inner-directed Vincentian leaders who are advocate of persons in poverty situations and of God’s creation.

Objectives:

  1. To provide access to education to those who are forced to leave college due to financial difficulty or is working but desirous to avail of the institutions current offered courses and educational support to indigent children and youth.
  2. To provide assessment and recommendation to deserving and working adults who wants to continue their education through the Schools Alternative Education System; Scholarship and Grants in-Aid; and Sponsorship to children in the community.
  3. To provide literacy and numeracy improvements to interested CSCJ community outreach targets to become flourishing lifelong participants in education, employment and the community.
  4. To work with the designated program team/committee and other stakeholders for the attainment of the goal.

Specific Programs:

  1. Educational/ Sponsorship Assistance Programme
  2. Exposures/ Immersion Program
  3. Sagrado Alternative Evening School (SAES)
  4. Scholarships and Grants-In-Aid

B. Poverty and Hunger Alleviation

Goal: To address the issues on poverty and hunger through concrete interventions like feeding to vulnerable sectors: malnourished children and older persons, livelihood or skills training seminar / training and medical and dental missions.

Objective: 

  1. To support good nutrition and augment government and schools efforts on providing supplemental feeding to malnourished children in public schools and indigent elderly in the different CSCJ adopted barangays.
  2. To improve socio-economic condition of families who belong to low income group and build capacities in identification, production, financing and marketing of agricultural products or potential micro-enterprises.
  3. To build capacities for personal skills through formation which enable a person to achieve what they set out to do.
  4. To provide opportunities for access to medical and dental services

Specific Programs:

  1. Feeding
  • Feeding for Malnourished Elementary pupils
  • Mother Seton Care for the Elderly

     2.Livelihood/ Skills Training Seminar

C. The Evangelization Program

Goal: To re-establish, develop and maintain significant values in the daily experiences of the beneficiaries and different Religious organization and clubs in the institution by reaching out to families in the different adopted communities and providing the groups with spiritual & Vincentian formation through catechism, bible sharing, praying the rosary, attending Eucharistic celebrations, availing appropriate Holy Sacraments such as baptism, confirmation and mass wedding, BEC/Dialogue of life/ Popular Missions, exposures and immersions of students, faculty and personnel.

D.Social Concerns and Advocacy Programs

CSCJ COP advocacy works constitutes concerns or issues on HIV/AIDS and human trafficking, OFW/Migrants, Sustainable Environment, Political Education and Peace and Justice.

It involves efforts to raise awareness in the political, social and economic institutions with the different beneficiaries in the adopted barangays and other stakeholders in order to create changes and build movements. Raising of awareness could be through information dissemination, advocacy and conscientization, Zero Waste Management Promotion, Heath and Sanitation in campus drive, coastal clean-up, Gulayan sa Paaralan and Networking with other interest organizations.

Specific Programs:

  1. Awareness Enhancement Program
  2. OFW kids and teens Program
  3. Environmental Sustainability
  4. Political Education
  5. Peace and Justice

D. Disaster Response and Crisis Intervention Activities

      1.Disaster Response Activities

Description: For communal responses, disaster preparedness and mitigation is being uphold.  Preparedness activities increase a community’s ability to respond when a disaster occurs. In CSCJ, preparedness measures include conducting disaster exercises to reinforce training and test capabilities, presenting all-hazards education campaigns, campus drill, installation of warning devices, rehearsing evacuation plan, information dissemination and prevention, mobilization of students, faculty and personnel to respond to calamities and relief operations for the victims of calamities.

       2. Crisis Intervention Program

Description: It involves immediate responsive intervention or assistance to individuals or families who are in crisis situations. It is designed to restore the equilibrium of an individual caused by an external stressful event or internal changes which hinders his/her problem-solving capability in a given state.  Like a first aid treatment, it gives aid on the spot focusing on the “here and now” and downsizing to the immediate and ready options at hand. Through the concerted efforts and willing cooperation of the client, stability is restored with the appropriate services in an efficient and effective delivery.

E.Referral

Based from the Social Worker’s assessment, a client is referred to or directed to other institutions to give more appropriate opportunities and resources to respond to certain specific needs beyond the capacity of the institution.