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Helps Education Fund

We initiated a strategic partnership with four other foundations: Tiger Foundation, Pinkerton Foundation, Altman Foundation and Benedict Silverman Foundation, to accelerate learning in early literacy for kindergarten to fifth grade students who are striving to read on grade level. We supported the implementation of a high-dosage tutoring intervention using an evidence-based curricula, HELPS, during New York City’s Summer Rising program. As a result of HELPS tutoring (for students with pre-and post-test data available), 77.8% improved in oral reading fluency, 74.1% exceeded what may be considered typical reading growth and the average growth rate was 12.8 words correct per minute from pre to post.

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