About Our Neighborhood Homework House
Our mission is to partner with parents of at risk Azusa students to provide the tools to thrive academically and socially.
We serve low-income families with students from grades PK-12 attending Azusa Unified School District.
Our vision is to see children, youth, and their families reach a future of fulfillment through specific building blocks. We believe that beginning with a firm foundation in education students can extend their development into building social skills and spirituality.
In 1997, two women, educator Kerry Freeman, and community member Janet MacDonald, decided to enter the neighborhood behind Henry Dalton Elementary school to provide volunteer tutoring to a few children after-school.
Mothers and grandmothers eager for their children to receive the academic assistance and beneficial mentoring, immediately opened their cramped apartments on a rotating basis. Two afternoons a week they lugged books, school supplies, educational games and homemade snacks up the narrow staircases to tutor and encourage the Ninth Street children.
Today, NHH serves students from all eleven elementary schools, all three middle schools, and both high schools from one location on the campus of Foothill Community Church