The Heisman Trust believes education is the key to ensuring a better future for the next generation. That’s why one of the Trust’s main focuses has been on contributing to organizations that help children achieve great things in the academic arena.
One of these organizations is the East Harlem Tutorial program.
The EHTP produces scholars from one of the most underserved areas in New York City. Because of the efforts of EHTP and other like-minded groups, East Harlem has shown a steady improvement in its high school and college graduation rates over the last 20 years.
EHTP began in 1958 as a children’s reading group in a local resident’s living room. It has since grown into a multi-site after-school program for traditional public school students and a public charter school operator.More than 15,000 East Harlem youth and their families have walked through EHTP’s doors and improved their academic skills, developed confidence, and found community.
As of the start of the 2015-16 school year, EHTP is an organization with a $16 million annual operating budget that offers assessment driven, college-prep after-school and public charter school programs for nearly 1200 students, with over 170 staff and 200 volunteers working across five locations.
In November 2014, EHTP broke ground on a 50,000 square-foot state-of-the-art facility at the corner of 105th Street and Second Avenue. In addition to housing its after-school programs and community spaces, it will also provide a permanent home for EHTP’s first public charter school, East Harlem Scholars Academy. The center will open in the fall of 2016.
If you are interested in joining the Heisman Trust in contributing to EHTP’s cause, click here.
Here’s a video that explains what EHTP is all about: