Partnership offers more education for students in need


A new partnership in Encinitas aims to build a community for local students — particularly those with unstable school surroundings. C2 Education, a national tutoring and mentoring service, works with the Encinitas Library and high school volunteers to assist San Diego County Office of Education’s Migrant Education program in its mission to cultivate a positive educational atmosphere where all children can learn, grow and foster positive relationships.

Every Thursday night from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., you can find students from across San Diego County gathered at the Encinitas Library, pouring through pages and engaged in an evening of tutoring and mentoring. Recently, C2 Education’s joined forces with the program to create an enhanced educational aspect with quality one-on-one times with C2 Education’s staff. In addition to the educational benefits, say organizers, the evenings continue to build a strong sense of a community and foster a spark to chose a career path.

“The partnership has been extremely beneficial for the children I work with, and for a variety of students in Encinitas,” said Gabriela Beas, migrant services aide at San Diego County Office of Education. “As a migrant myself, these kids are important to me, and I want nothing more than to see them succeed.”

San Diego County Office of Education’s Migrant Education program assists children of migratory farm workers and fishers in graduating from high school. The program provides support services through collaboration with school districts and other community agencies to maximize the potential of students. Working closely with parents, each district designs its own plan of services to provide the most effective program possible to ensure equitable opportunities and increase graduation rates.

“This opportunity has allowed us to help all students of San Diego county, not only those enrolled in our program,” says C2 Education San Diego Program Director Sherie Ibarra. “One evening our tutors may sit on the floor reading to a second grader, the next they may help a high school student with their chemistry AP homework. Whatever the kids need, we are there to help them achieve their dreams.”

The free homework help is open to the public and registration is not required.

For more information about C2 Education’s locations and how they can help students reach their academic potential, visit