Neighborhood House Association (NHA) hosted an open house to showcase its community Homework Center. The intent of the Homework Center is to provide after-school academic resources for underserved families whose circumstances place them at-risk for academic deficiency. Attendees were introduced to the Homework Center’s services including: a safe study environment, tutoring assistance, access to internet-equipped computers, printers, school supplies, healthy snacks, and more.
“When I came here I didn’t understand adding, fractions or exponents. After a few weeks, all of that made sense,” said Elijah, a seventh grader at Integrity Charter School. Elijah stated that while his teachers at school explain things well, he always struggles understanding his homework once he leaves. “The tutors at the Center always help me understand my homework. My grades have even gone up.”
The Homework Center operates as a library model with students rotating on a daily basis. Currently, over 70 students are enrolled with an average daily attendance of about 25 students. The Homework Center is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-6:30 p.m. and is located at NHA’s Social Services building at 841 S. 41st St. in the heart of mid-city San Diego.