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October 2013 Philanthropy

Homework House

Rekindling A Love Of Learning - One Page At A Time

Building A New Future - One Child At A Time

What Is Homework House?                                                                                                     Homework House is a community of kids and caring adults working toward a better future. Since 2006, Homework House has provided individualized tutoring and mentoring to hundreds of Holyoke children, who are most at risk of educational failure, helping them to achieve academic success. Homework House is Hector, one of our very first kids who is now a student at Westfield State and Yianni, a fourth grader who writes poetry.  It’s Melinda a student at Smith and Jonathon, a retired teacher who are both volunteer tutors. Homework House is a safe and nurturing place where children learn that they can succeed.

What Do We Do?
During the school year, M-Thurs, over 90 children from Holyoke’s poorest neighborhoods come to one of Homework House’s two sites. Once there - the children work with their tutors to complete homework, and improve their reading and math skills. We keep our tutor: student ratio low- one tutor works with two children. We work closely with the schools our children attend so that the work that we do with them at Homework House supports and builds on what they are learning in the classroom.


How Can You Help?
We always need tutors, people willing to spend at least two hours each week during the school year helping an at-risk child with his or her homework. If you can’t commit to giving that time on a regular basis,we also need on-call and substitutes for those days or weeks when our college students are on break. Homework House is free for all students. We depend on the financial support of caring individuals to carry out our work.  Donations are always welcome.

For more information visit our website at www.homeworkhouseholyoke.org

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