ECS Out of School Time
The ECS Out of School Time (OST) Program provides after-school and summer camp services to elementary and middle school students in the diverse Feltonville neighborhood of Philadelphia. Educational enrichment is a major priority, as is providing a safe, constructive environment in the crucial time when school is out and many parents are still at work.
ECS OST is a licensed child care program based in public school facilities. Current initiatives include incorporating the Thinking for Action, a cognitive behavioral practice already developed by the ECS Seeing Youth Succeed program. Major funding through the federal 21st Century Community Learning Centers initiative will also enable the delivery of a new STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics) curriculum.
- Meet Chase, ECS Out of School Time For over ten years, Episcopal Community Services (ECS) has been making a positive impact in the lives of youth with its Out of School Time Program (OST). Seventeen-year-old Chase has been involved with OST since the program’s beginning and considers it “a great experience,” crediting the homework help and activities such as sports, drawing and ... Read more.
- Meet Miguel (With Video) Jump to video. Episcopal Community Services has been a part of Philadelphia’s Feltonville community for over a decade providing after school and summer activities for children. Many of the staff members have been there from the beginning and so too have some of the children. Miguel, 15, grew up in the ECS program, joining ECS Out ... Read more.
- ECS Out of School Time Program Director Speaks on National Issue When regional and national innovators in afterschool programs came together on Thursday, June 19, Christian Holland was there to discuss successes. As program director of Episcopal Community Services’ Out of School Time in Feltonville, Holland pointed to his staff’s “creativity in motion and action” for kids from what he calls Philly’s most ethnically and culturally diverse ... Read more.
- Hero Award Recognizes Quick Actions of Teacher Life saver can mean several things — a quick-acting teacher saving a student’s life and the small wheel-shaped candy we all know well. Last Thursday, April 24, both were part of a dramatic story told to staff and friends as ECS Out of School Time presented its first-ever Hero Award. Receiving the recognition was Nang ... Read more.