maintain program continuity and expand services to other communities, Homework
House requires approximately $6.4 million in funding over the next five
years (budget detail available, please contact us). More than 70
percent of the funds will be used to give directly to other qualified organizations
so they can open and maintain local programs of their own. About 21 percent
of the budget is dedicated to support activities such as publishing, volunteer
procurement, and extensive internship programs in conjunction with local
universities. The balance of funding (8.5 percent) will be used for salaries,
administrative costs, and other non-direct support.
By the end of Year 5 there will
be 120 active programs providing care and support for more than 64 thousand
The average cost per student
is under $100 for year-round free tutoring and mentoring. The commercial
equivalent for the same service is estimated at more than $2,200 per student.
The budget also provides
these benefits over five years:
About 8.5% of the budget goes
to administrative costs ($ 552,104.00). Provides full-time staff, facilities,
and support for all activities.
Internship Tutors - Research
Grants $ 336,000.00
Provides one undergraduate
student tutor for each active HH program. Also provides research grants
to qualified graduate students for research projects and student evaluation
assessment. Our goal, at the end of five years, is to publish a text book
on lessons learned and discovered "best practices" for teaching difficult
Publishing $ 356,400.00
Provides newsletters, booklets,
a website, tutor handbooks and other support materials for HH students,
volunteer tutors, and parents.
Start-Up Grants $ 1,125,000.00
Provides first year monies
to be given to qualified organizations so they can open local HH programs
for their own communities.
Maintenance Grants $ 3,438,750.00
Provides ongoing annual
financial support to active HH programs. HH also encourages these organizations
to conduct their own local fundraising activities.
This project carries with
it a sense of urgency brought about not only by alarming statistics, but
also by a sense of community responsibility. Unless we provide immediate
supplemental assistance to the existing school system, we will have many
more dropouts that will result in higher unemployment and expansion of
welfare. Homework House is proud of its contribution over the last five
years. Our goal is to provide the attention and care that can turn even
more lives around in the next five years.