Encourage Tomorrow was founded by Suzanne Moreno in 1994 and incorporated in 1997. It was originally established to field test specialized curriculum designed to raise the educational aspirations and performance of young Hispanic women for the California Department of Education through a partnership with the League of Mexican American Women and Fresno Unified School District.
The goal of our Supplemental Educational Services program is to bring each child up to and beyond grade level in the areas of English Language Arts (reading, writing, and comprehension) or math. During the 2008-2009 school year, 85% of the students who completed the program improved by at least one grade level in English Language Arts and math.
Encourage Tomorrow offers college preparation and career readiness programs for participating students enrolled in Intermediate and High School. The programs are designed to cultivate higher ambition through exposure to and preparation for higher education or, leading to career-oriented young minds. This focus on education is aimed at the many students who are the first in their families to pursue college. The programs foster self-awareness and self-esteem and encourage active participation in life planning and goal-setting. Direct work experience and internships are arranged with local businesses to allow students an opportunity to apply their newly-learned skills from the program.