Wesley Community Center

Wesley Community Center is located at 1300 S. 10th street, Phoenix, Az 85034, since its early beginning in 1950 Wesley has provided services to the community and Herrera School.  Before Herrera built the gymnasium, Wesley welcomed us.  For a few years, Wesley provided space for use to hold our physical education, drama and art class.

Currently Wesley and Herrera are collaborating with an after school program.  The students spend the hour working on their homework and then they move on to various other activities. Wesley has a minimal fee; if you have any further questions contact Erica Hernandez at 602 233 0017.

Boys and Girls Club

Students from Herrera School have another option for their after school activities.  The Boys and Girls Club offers many activities for the students.  The students have an hour of homework time with tutors, they have computers, a game room and they have access to the gym.  Many of our families use the services provided by the Boys and Girls Club.


PEER is a before and after school program sponsored by Phoenix Elementary School District #1.  The program is held at the school and is open until 6:00 p.m.  PEER is free.  Only school age children attending Herrera are eligible to attend the program.

Arizona State University

Herrera School has a long-standing partnership with Arizona State University.  Currently we have three programs working with us.  In two of these programs ASU students work directly with students.

  • Participatory Design-Herrera 7th and 8tth grade students attend Arizona State University’s  College of Computer Informatics and Decision Systems Engineering once a month to work with three doctoral students. Herrera students help conduct research to understand how technology can help support students in collaborative activities across different environments. The activities involve interacting with state-of-the-art technologies, such as digital textbooks and robots.
  • Alejandra Silva, ASU professor, works with Mrs. Fredes-Williams a third grade dual language teacher. Dr. Silva’s pre-service students come to Herrera and work with students on Spanish Literacy. The students spend time in the classroom reading and writing, later they spend time debriefing about their experience with the third graders.  We also have two professors, and two doctoral students who meet with dual language staff on a bi-monthly basis.  ASU is conducting a research project with the Dual Language teachers.  The teachers will select an action research project, with support and guidance the teachers will look closely at their practice.
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