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Homeless Children's Tutorial Project, Inc. Charity Profile
Project Northstar is a non-profit organization whose fundamental mission is to help children who are homeless or disadvantaged overcome barriers to a quality education. Partnering with parents, educators, donors and diverse volunteers, we provide one-on-one tutoring, mentoring and enrichment activities to students in grades 1-12 to help pave the way to success in school and life. We strive to be a beacon – a north star – by which children can find their way to a better, brighter future.
Project Northstar was founded in 1989 (as the Homeless Children's Tutorial Project) by a multi-racial coalition of community leaders from the Washington, DC Chapters of the Coalition of 100 Black Women and Concerned Black Men and lawyers from three local law firms. Concerned about the plight of children living in overcrowded homeless shelters, these community leaders intervened with educational assistance, mentors and nutritious meals.
Project Northstar is a one-on-one tutoring & mentoring program matching children with their own adult tutor/mentor. Students enter the program as early as first grade and can remain through high school. Every week students attend a 90-minute evening session where they work on homework and exercises to strengthen reading and math skills. Volunteers also meet with their students on weekends for mentoring and enrichment activities.
Homeless Children's Tutorial Project, Inc. Volunteer Information
We are a volunteer-based, non-profit organization. Hence, we need people like you to keep doing what we do best, which is reaching out and providing educational support to children living in homeless shelters, foster care and transitional housing.
Homeless Children's Tutorial Project, Inc. Donation Information
Project Northstar is a 501 (c) 3 organization. All donations to the organization are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Your support can help us brighten the lives of homeless and disadvantaged children in Washington, D.C.