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St. James Town, Toronto is a racially diverse but economically impoverished neighborhood a ravine and a city block away from Rosedale, Toronto, one of Canada's wealthier enclaves. An ecumenical coalition, including Rosedale Presbyterian (celebrating its centenary this year) has joined hands to provide an after school homework program for St. James Town students in grades 2 to 7. Nurturing self esteem is a key goal; achieved through doing homework, playing games, laughing and getting to know each other in a safe environment. Volunteers come from within St. James, along with the partner churches. The program is currently seeking funding to provide basic salaries for the program leader and assistant.

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Title Annotation:after school homework program at St. James Town
Publication:Presbyterian Record
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1CONT
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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