April 11, 2011
NHA Unveils Free Community Homework Center
-Facility will Provide Much-Needed Service to Low-Income Community-
San Diego – Middle and high-school students in San Diego mid-city neighborhoods will now have free access to computers, printers, internet, homework assistance, school supplies and a daily after-school snack with the unveiling of the Neighborhood House Association’s (NHA) new Homework Center. The Homework Center is NHA’s newest community service and offers students a safe after-school study environment and provides free transportation from select area schools.“The goal of the center is to help students progress academically,” said NHA President and CEO Rudolph A. Johnson, III. “NHA’s mission is to build healthy families and empower communities. It’s crucial that our youth are receiving a solid education and have the resources to succeed in school.”
This newest program from NHA is intended to give academically at-risk students resources for success that they otherwise would not be able to access. NHA reached out to local San Diego Unified School District middle and high schools to provide information on the new center and further understand student needs. In addition, local universities, community organizations and businesses have partnered with NHA to provide tutoring support services and outreach to the community.
“This is a community effort to support our students,” said Johnson. “The Homework Center provides an additional resource for our underserved communities.”
Additionally, NHA has received further support from Sysco Food Services of San Diego, which is donating daily healthy snack items for students participating with the Homework Center. Also, Cox Communications presented a donation to commemorate the opening of the NHA Homework Center.
The Homework Center is located at NHA’s Social Services building at 841 South 41 St. and is open Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. The center is open to all area middle and high school students.
Students interested in participating must fill out an enrollment application. Further information about the Homework Center, including the enrollment application is available online at http://www.neighborhoodhouse.org/homework_center/ or by calling 619-252-5240. NHA is also seeking qualified individuals who are interested in volunteering to help students at the center with their homework. Those interested can also visit the Homework Center website for further information. Tutors with expertise in English and math are especially encouraged to apply.