Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Helps Education

Mission

With a focus on improving educational equity and promoting a more just society, Helps Education Fund provides evidence-based programs and services that are free or low-cost and meaningfully advance student learning.

Program Description

With a focus on improving educational equity and promoting a more just society, Helps Education Fund provides evidence-based programs and services that are free or low-cost and meaningfully advance student learning.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Academic Intervention
Other
Other type of service

We offer several evidence-based programs and services.

Year Started
2010
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Raleigh, North Carolina
States of Operation
North Carolina
Most recent number of students served
1000
Subject Offered
Math,
Reading
Grade Levels
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages Offered
English,
Spanish,
Other
Other languages
Portuguese
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
Diversity varies by geographic location of tutoring program.
Setting
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Blended
In-Person
Virtual
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1 or 2:4
Number of Sessions Per Week
3
Number of Minutes Per Session
15
Number of Weeks Per Program
10
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

We use a variety of approaches to engage families and even offer evidence-based supplemental activities parents can use at home if they want to.

Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
Nonprofit,
Parent,
School,
Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Often free for school or district (with funding coming from foundations and grants); but our ability to offer completely free depends on our current grant funding. We sometimes ask school districts to assist with paying tutoring costs if grant funding can
Cost to Student
We offer our programs and services for free or at the lowest possible cost in order to remove financial barriers from educators and community organizations serving students.
Type of Tutor
Other
Other tutor type
Nearly any trained adult can use our programs for tutoring, including a teacher, paraprofessional, tutor staff, volunteer parent, and others.
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Yes
RCT Citation

https://ies.ed.gov/ncee/wwc/Docs/PracticeGuide/wwc_foundationalreading_…. For our HELPS Programs, there have been at least 10 published studies. Please contact us for access to these publications.

Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
John Begeny, Founder and Executive Director

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