Helps Education Fund

We funded Helps Education Fund (HEF) to tutor at least 530 elementary school students and 125 educators from the NYC Department of Education with its Helping Early Literacy Practice Strategies (HELPS) program — a high-dosage tutoring program. Over the course of the 2022-23 school year, grades 1-6 students are receiving HELPS in a one-on-one context (HELPS 1:1) provided virtually via trained tutors or in groups of 2-5 students (HELPS-SG) implemented by trained educators in their classrooms. We supported HEF in summer 2021, through a successful strategic partnership. With this grant, we expect HELPS will become a model high-dosage tutoring provider, to be more widely adopted by the DOE as part of its dedication to tackling pandemic-related learning losses. HEF will measure the impact of the HELPS program through the DIBELS assessments.

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