Education & Learning

There are programs and workshops for everyone in the family to learn and grow from.

Programs for Parents and their Child (0-6)

Grail Family Services and SOMOS Mayfair offer programs in English and Spanish for families with children 0-6 years of age in a warm and welcoming environment that many community residents consider their “home away from home.”



  • Healthy develpment classes for parents  with their infant (0-3 years)
  • Math & English as a Second Language classes
  • Parental workshops to promote learning at home
  • Child development classes that focus on cognitive, physical, language skills
SSPC Education children at Casitas


  • State Funded Preschool
  • Full Day Toddler Center
  • Affordable and local child care
  • Mentorship program to improve math and reading skills

Reach out to Grail Family Services and SOMOS Mayfair for more information.




Grail Family Services

Monday-Friday 9am – 5pm

2003 E. San Antonio Street, San Jose, CA 95116

SOMOS Family Resource Center at Quetzal Gardens

Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

1695 Alum Rock Avenue, Suite 10. San José, CA, 95116

SOMOS Family Resource Center at Chavez Early Learning Center

Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm

2000 Kammerer Avenue, Room 20. San José, CA, 95116

SOMOS Family Resource Center at Painter Elementary

Monday – Friday 9am – 6pm

500 Rough & Ready Road, Room 10. San José, CA, 95133


Learning English

woman taking citizenship oath


Amigos of Guadalupe offers ESL classes to help prepare students to take the Citizenship test. Classes focus on developing specific language skills such as speaking, pronunciation, listening, vocabulary, reading, grammar, and spelling.

The ESL classes are on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7:30pm-8:30pm, right after the Citizenship Class. 

Amigos de Guadalupe
1897 Alum Rock Avenue #35
San Jose, CA 95116.
Amigos De Guadalupe
English as a second language class

English for everyday life

Grail Family Services offers English as a second language classes for parents and caregivers to learn English and connect with other caregivers. The class meets on Monday to Friday from 8:30am-11:30am. This class is offered by East Side Union High School District.


For more information and to enroll, contact Arlyn Mora:(669) Grail Family Services

Youth Programs

We offer academic support and youth programs for children to prepare for school and to explore their individual interests.

Arts Education Program

The School’s Arts Education Program (AEP) enhances the education of underserved low-income youth in East San José through culturally-specific arts engagement activities and instruction. This includes Summer Camp and the School Year Program.

For more information, contact the Arts Education Program Manager:
Rojana Ibarra
(408) 794-6251

Environmental Education

Veggielution invites families to the Youth Garden where they offer hands-on activities to learn about the food system, agriculture, and their environment. The Youth Garden is open from 10am-12:30pm every Saturday with free activities that the whole family can enjoy together.

Veggielution’s Environmental Education
647 S King Rd, San Jose, CA 95116
Open: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Academic Support

Amigos de Guadalupe has several programs that provide excellent learning resources throughout the year.

  • After School English and Math Program for elementary school students
  • Summer English and Math program for elementary and middle school students
  • Scholarship Program that provides $1000 to college students and connects them to a mentor

Amigos de Guadalupe
1897 Alum Rock Avenue #35, San Jose, CA 95116
Monday – Friday, 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
(408) 341-6080

State-Funded Preschool

Grail Family Services offers a state-funded preschool that provides an engaging, culturally and linguistically appropriate learning environment for 3- and 4-year old children. The preschool provides:

  • Supports children’s cognitive, physical, and social emotional learning and development to prepare them for kindergarten
  • Provides a variety of activities that enable children to play, learn and grow
  • Includes a strong family engagement component to support children’s learning

To enroll your child in a GFS State-funded preschool program, please email or call (408) 478-5678.

Summer Programs

Many of our agencies offer summer programs for children to learn and have fun!

Summer Academy

Grail Family Services offers a Literacy, Math and Wellness Summer Academy where children will engage in fun hands-on activities, develop necessary socio-emotional skills, feel prepared for the upcoming school year, and participate and enjoy local field trips.

For more information, call the Grail Family Services’ office at (408) 347-7892.

Summer Under the Sun

Amigos de Guadalupe’s Summer Under the Sun program is for students entering Kindergarten through 8th grade. This Program is designed to supplement academic learning and strengthen our community by promoting fellowship and leadership.

For more information, call Amigos de Guadalupe’s office at (408) 341-6080.


Plaza Summer Camp

The School of Arts & Culture at MHP offers a Summer Program that includes two, 4-week Summer Camps. Summer Camp provides 9 daily hours of arts engagement opportunities for youth ages 6 to 12 over a four-week period. Students explore offerings across the arts spectrum.

For more information and how to sign up, email

Dig Crew

Veggielution offers a 10-week summer internship program for high school students called Dig Crew. During the summer, students are trained to become facilitators of environmental education through leadership. Dig Crew members work in small groups to provide activities for elementary school students.

For more information about the internship, reach out to

Sandra, SOAC Parent

“To find a program like the School of Arts and Culture’s summer camp, it’s a pearl lost in the sea. Especially with this type of education. It is education that has been handed over to the children, to the new generations, to our communities. It is so important to be able to have programs like these because people like us can have that dream, too. To educate our children and have access, they can start thinking and say I want to study art, I can study painting, I can study music.”

Parent of SOAC Summer Program

Diana, Dig Crew

“This summer as a Dig Crew Intern, I learned about what we put into our earth and the air and how it affects us. For example, transportation and food waste… Learning about environmental justice and climate change really opens your eyes and makes you more self-aware and makes you realize how important it is to take care of this planet. So I think that’s where it could inspire a lot of other people to start caring about their surroundings and changing their everyday habits to better our environment.”

Dig Crew Intern