About fifteen percent of Norwalk’s school age children reside in housing operated by the Norwalk Housing Authority. The Housing Authority Learning Centers were designed to ensure that children residing in public housing have the tools to develop academic, social, and personal skills that are necessary to promote success in school and future endeavors.
The Learning Centers provide families with school age children quality afterschool programs designed to create a culture of academic achievement. Daily homework assistance, tutoring in math, reading, technology, and writing is offered to all students. Ticket to Read and V-Math two web based programs are part of the academic support/enrichment at the centers.
The Centers offer programs that are designed to support academic achievement through the provision of a wide variety of quality activities and culturally enriching programs that increase students’ interests, creativity, and self esteem.
The NHA Learning Centers provide a safe and nurturing environment staffed with professionals who foster positive communication with students and families. Safe and convenient transportation is provided.
Learning Centers will have new hours starting April 1:
Monday-Friday, 3-6pm. All children need to be picked up by 6:00pm.
The Centers will also be closed when Norwalk Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather. The centers will be open during school breaks; hours will be 9-1pm.
Summer Hours 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
School Vacation Hours: 9:00 AM – 2:00pm
For more information call:
Director, Patricia Marsden-Kish, 203-838-8471 ext. 184
Assistant Director, Wendy Gerbier, 203-852-1144, ext. 103
NHA Literacy Program Award
The Norwalk Housing Authority received the National Award of Excellence from the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials for its after-school literacy program. Begun four years ago, the program pairs up students from K-12 with certified teachers to boost their reading comprehension, vocabulary, writing, speaking and listening skills.