Private school for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Our after-school tutorial program serves students in grades Kindergarten through high school.
WHAP's "Exploratory Fun in the Sun" Environmental Leadership Summer Day Camp is an on-the-job environmental leadership training program for middle school to college youth from Marin City and other communities in Marin County.
WHAP’s “Finders Keepers” Shop is a free give-away thrift store for clothing and household goods. Everyone is welcomed to keep items that they find in the shop and donations in good condition are accepted. The shop’s hours of operation are Monday – Thursday, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and it is located on the second patio of 69 Cole Drive building.
WHAP assists the residents of the Golden Gate Village public housing development with housing issues including advocacy and technical support. WHAP’s executive director has over thirty years of experience on HUD and Marin Housing Authority public housing policies.
In collaboration with the Community Action of Marin’s Rental and Critical Family Needs program, WHAP offers residents of southern Marin County financial assistance with rent deposits and other items, referrals, and counseling. In recent years, WHAP has created a Benevolent Fund for individuals who have experienced a crisis and are in need of financial assistance.
Discontinued in 2009, WHAP obtained a landscaping contract with the Marin County Housing Authority to provide employment opportunities for Marin City residents for many years. Partnering with Marin Conservation corps, WHAP’s Landscaping Services trained young men to be gardeners and landscape artists. Participants worked diligently to care for and clean up the grounds of the Golden Gate Village public housing complex by performing the following duties: picking up garbage, monthly hedge cutting, weekly lawn mowing and debris blowing. Their quality work kept Marin City clean with beautiful curb appeal for nearly ten years!
This class was held every Thursday evening between 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Students were encouraged to bring any computer questions to this class -- experienced and knowledgeable volunteer educator would help them find the answers and guide them through their learning experience. (Subjects of study include web design, multimedia, computer graphics, troubleshooting computer problems, understanding and building your new computer).
The GED/ESL Literacy Class, in cooperation with Marin Literacy Council, provided tutors to teach English to residents who did not speak English. Vietnamese residents of Marin City have benefited greatly from this program.
This free program, started in 1992, aimed at empowering Marin City residents to make positive changes in their lives. Working with Marin County Regional Occupational Program, WHAP offered Computer Literacy and Business Office Technology classes in its state of the art computer lab. The classes were given twice a week for two hours per session in WHAP’s Computer Learning Center which was also open every day for lab practice. WHAP’s original goal was that all Golden Gate Village residents become computer literate. Even though WHAP originally focused on local community, all residents throughout Marin County who wanted to become computer literate and acquire computer skills required in a modern business environment were welcomed.