Published in the Daily Titan, May 14, 2012 by Angel Mendoza (


The After School Education and Safety (ASES) Program between Cal State Fullerton’s Center for Internships and Community Engagement (CICE) and the Buena Park School District is providing a priceless experience for all those involved.


The program is a collaborative effort between CSUF and the school district. ASES guides nearly 600 second to eighth graders in Buena Park. Each child receives individualized attention from staff members.


There are four primary components to ASES: a reading and comprehension curriculum, homework assistance and CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health), a curriculum that offers physical and social development through physical activities. In addition, the youth take part in nonacademic activities such as a variety of clubs that include the environment, music and sports.


A group of students from CSUF, in addition to those from other California State Universities and community colleges, provide the services.



The Buena Park schools participating are Gordon H. Beatty Elementary, Arthur F. Corey Elementary, Carl E. Gilbert Elementary, Mabel L. Pendleton Elementary, James A. Whitaker Elementary and Buena Park Junior High.