After-School Homework Support Center Initiative
Through the Cities of Service After-School Homework Support Center initiative, 23 college students from Chabot Community College and California State University, East Bay, have been recruited from STEM and MESA programs and are supporting 284 students with all of their homework and academic needs at two local elementary schools. Students successfully completed their homework each and every day and are doing better academically. 71% of students who attended the After-School Homework Support Center thirty times, improved on their mathematics assessments by 10% or better, and of that population, 70% improved on their reading assessments by 10 % or better. Our college tutors have learned more about the community which they live and work in, and gained valuable work experience, that in many instances have influenced their majors and career choices. The program has been so successful that local institutions of higher learning are offering paid internships for students to continue to tutor in the City’s After-School Homework Support Centers. This program is an excellent example of how high alignment of key community partner services can make a collective impact in a community!