We are committed to providing clients with the education and training needed to help them realize positive change in their lives. We believe it is necessary to meet young people where they are, to strive to know them as individuals, in order to facilitate meaningful growth. This happens at PWC through a combination of mentorship, counseling, comprehensive learning experiences, and authentic opportunities to give back to their community.
Who we serve
Our organization serves a racially and socio-economically diverse group of Pittsburg middle and high school-aged students. Referrals come from community partnerships, Pittsburg Unified School District, the county, and word-of-mouth. Of the approximately 200+ students in our program during a typical school year, some join our program with the goal of earning the community service hours necessary for graduation. Others come for our hands-on vocational job training program (Green Jobs Program).
We offer opportunities unlike any other service providers in our area; utilizing evidence-based strategies, we aim to meet children where they are. To help them, we must see the whole child, demonstrating a respectful understanding for their lived experience. This is why counseling with a full-time mental health clinician on-site is at the very heart of everything we do. All of the other services and elements of our program- from mentorship and relationship-building to service-learning projects, from time to productively collaborate with peers in a safe setting to authentic opportunities to contribute meaningfully to the community- stem from a core of therapeutic work.