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After School Programs

Communities Organizing Resources to Advance Learning (CORAL)

 CORAL is an expanded learning program offered at McKinley Elementary School. Our mission is to improve the literacy of every student by implementing best practices in after school support. The program focuses on three areas of support: literacy, homework and physical activity, also known as CORAL Moves. We also implement Art and Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities.

Specific Programming 

Our expanded learning programming at McKinley Elementary School puts a twist on traditional settings. Within our programming students are exposed to different topics in the after-school setting, which include but are not limited to the following:

Tuition Free Program (Tabard Theatre)-Tabard runs tuition-free after-school youth theatre programs for under-served children, grades K through 5. Our students will engage in learning all about theatre & will put on a final show.

Accelerating Third Grade Literacy (CommUniverCity/SJSU)-Students are paired up w/SJSU students where they receive one-on-one support in literacy. Engineering in Action (CommUniverCity/SJSU)- SJSU engineering students come & proctor activities w/our youth, planting a seed of the sciences.

NorCal Hits (USTA)-Students engage & learn how to play tennis, while obtaining their own rackets provided by the USTA; developing their skills & eventually being able to participate in onsite tournaments.

Garden Club (CommUniverCity/SJSU)-Students engage in the world of gardening, alongside the nutritional value & importance of growing your own veggies & fruits.

Days and Times of Operation:

Monday through Friday: 2:10 PM-6:00 PM (Grades First-Sixth)Thursday: Early Release Day-1:15 PM-6:00 PM (Grades First-Sixth)

How to Apply:Visit the McKinley Elementary School Front Office & ask for Angie Lopez, Site Manager.

Questions or Comments:Angie LopezSite ManagerEmail:

Las Flores 

LasFloresis a McKinley Girls Health Club for 3rd and 4th graders.  Each week, LasFloresenjoy physical activity, a healthy snack, and arts and crafts.  The Club was started 9 years ago by McKinley moms and girls, and Dr. Kathleen Roe from San José State.  SJSU students Karen Alfaro, Gaby Hernandez, and Kaela Nguyen work with Dr. Roe, as well as Junior Leaders Brisa C., Sandy D., and Ashley S.. LasFloresis a fun way to learn about friendship, confidence, and health!

Verve Lacrosse

The McKinley Project was envisioned on January 2017 by the founders of Verve Lacrosse as an outreach opportunity. It was our vision to bring lacrosse to any girl who desired to play. It was our vision to provide an athletic outlet to all girls in our neighboring communities.  It was our vision to fully equip these girls completely to play lacrosse successfully and meaningfully.  It was our vision to support, encourage and embolden our girls to be self-advocating, confident and fierce competitors. It was our vision to create a space where confidence is beautiful. These girls are our daughters, friends and neighbors who deserve a place to grow and thrive and be competitive.

Our lacrosse players at McKinley are now a part of the Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association (NCJLA) playing in games on the weekends against other NCJLA teams from February through May.  Any girl in 3rd through 6th grade may join the team at any time during the season. It is a free program to all McKinley girls which includes all equipment, uniforms and league fees. Our McKinley girls, run by head coach Lauren Wingerden, practice twice a week at McKinley to prepare for weekend games at McKinley in a fully competitive and enriching lacrosse environment.  Come join us!!

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