We plant learning centers inside apartment buildings in the most crime-ridden neighborhoods—where no one else is willing to go. Staffed with committed tutors and mentors, children and families get new skills and practical hope that is leading to documented neighborhood transformation.
neighborhoods are places where brokenness is easy to see and the community feels their problems are beyond hope
and get to work offering personal tutoring, STEAM, and targeted learning right where the cycle begins: with the children in their own buildings.
as children and families discover that they can plan for a different future, and they can master the skills to make it real.
We get to watch what happens as their
home turf becomes a place where they learn and grow.
Confidence replaces fear and dread
Mastery replaces failure and hopelessness
Graduation rates improve and crime rates reduce
Healthy behaviors replace at-risk habits
Tutoring programs that help students to excel academically are aligned with each school's reading program along with tutors who act as mentors to improve reading comprehension, math, and homework skills.
We build hope and skills for the best future by developing both creativity and knowledge in the five focus areas of STEAM: science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics.
To combat learning loss during the summer and to expand our impact we provide a 6-week summer series that continues their academic development and offers fun and unique experiences that expand their horizons.
National and local business leaders interact with children to give them an “outside their world” experience of leadership and opportunity that excites and inspires them.
To support growth and build healthy lifestyles we model and teach healthy eating and nutrition with snacks, gardens, and new food experiences.
To help build healthy relationships and an ethic of giving back, we offer outreach and service projects in cooperation with police, schools, and local charities that connect the children to the experience of making a difference.