Some research shows that the level of academic achievement by 8th grade has a greater impact on college and career readiness than high school achievement. Source: ACT
Elevate's mission is to ensure that all students, regardless of economic status, receive high-quality STEM education that empowers them to graduate college, and eventually enter the workforce, prepared to break the cycle of poverty.
Students with a more positive STEM attitude and greater technology self-efficacy are more likely to have higher expectations to attend college. Source: Huang, K-T., Cotten, S., Ball, C. (2015).
Only 30% of socioeconomically-disadvantaged students in Santa Clara County met math standards as of 2019, compared to 72% of privileged students. Source: Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments CAASPP
Our Tutor Fellows look like their students
Children learn best from teachers who understand their lived experiences. Previous research suggests that there are academic benefits when students and teachers share the same race/ethnicity.
San Jose, CA is currently split, relatively evenly, among three race/ethnic groups: Asian or Pacific Islander, Latinx, and White at 36%, 32%, and 26%, respectively. Elevate Tutor Fellows are representative of their community, which has led to success in building rapport with tutees from the school sites they work with. As of Spring 2021, Elevate Tutor Fellows are 67.6% Latinx, 4.7% African American, 14.7% South-East Asian, 8.3% Asian, 3.2% Caucasian, and 1.4% other. Source: Bay Area Equity Atlas
Our Pay-It-Forward Model
Our Tutor Fellows go through an initial 18 hours of "bootcamp" training which are led by Elevate trainers. Our Tutor Fellows are then placed in classrooms where it is most convenient for our students to receive tutoring. In the classroom, our Tutor Fellows act as mindset coaches, implementing the tools taught in training.
K-12 STUDENTS WE SERVE
STUDENTS IN NEED
At least 75% of the elementary, middle, and high school students we serve are receiving free or reduced lunch at our partner sites
Only 50% of Santa Clara County students were ready or conditionally ready for college-level math courses
Those impacted the most are our greatest advocates
How real people speak about Elevate Tutoring
Mother of a student receiving free tutoring
For those who have, and those who will
Elevate began as a grassroot organization which has now received the recognition and support from the local philanthropic community.
Elevate is on a growth trajectory for impact in our community. How can you help increase that impact?
• Individual donations
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Elevate tutoring is an all volunteer organization. You can see what has been accomplished so far, please consider donating your valuable time to the effort.
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Specific Project Ideas:
Translating website into Spanish to increase accessibility of free tutoring.
Assist with the Annual Tutor Graduation
Provide graphic design services for events and marketing