Bilingual and culturally appropriate staff and curriculum seek to close the achievement gap for East African students, improve literacy and math outcomes, have students continue on to higher levels of education, and involve parents and families in their children’s education.

Our Services Include:

  • Tutoring and homework help
  • Youth-led interest groups for increase community involvement
  • Parent advocacy to involve and educate families
  • Outreach to schools
  • Tracking of student progress and grades
  • Ongoing support and mentorship to youth
  • Summer program to keep students engaged in learning
  • Special workshops and educational events

Year-round, we serve an average of 65 students between grades K-12 at two program sites.

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New holly

We provide tutoring and homework help to 40 East African students at New Holly Neighborhood Campus in Southeast Seattle.

Our Program at New Holly runs: Monday-Thursday, 4:30-6:30pm during the school year. This program is in its infancy and will begin mid-October.

Students enroll in this program and are expected to come regularly throughout the year.

To inquire about enrolling your student in the New Holly after school program, please contact Tsegaye at tsegayeg@hoas.org.

To inquire about volunteering in the New Holly after school program, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

Rainier vista

We provide tutoring and homework help to 45 East African students at Rainier Vista Neighborhood House in Southeast Seattle.

Our Program at Rainier Vista runs: Monday-Thursday, 5:00-6:30pm during the school year, with interest clubs occasionally running until 7 pm.

Students enroll in this program and are expected to come regularly throughout the year.

We are not currently accepting enrollment applications, however if you would like to place your student in our waiting list, please contact Jenn at jennc@hoas.org.

To inquire about volunteering at the Rainier Vista after school program, please complete our Volunteer Interest Form.

 

 

 

 

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Main goals of the after school program includes:                           

  • increasing student academic success and social fulfillment
  • developing the social, emotional, and educational abilities of students 
  • promoting partnership with Seattle Public Schools to address specific needs of students
  • educating parents and families about how to navigate the school system and support their children’s continued education

After School and Summer Programs are shown to help keep at-risk youth in school, provide enrichment and alternative learning for students, and keep youth away from risky behavior.

It is important for us at HOAS to see the next generation of East Africans continuing on to higher education and becoming active and empowered members of our community!


we are always in need of additional volunteer tutors, if interested please complete our Volunteer Interest Form