Laure Ferguson smiles during a close-up picture

Laure Ferguson, Tutoring for Success

California is faced with one of the lowest literacy rates in the country, with 79% of low-income, African American and Latino third grade students reading below the recommended level by the Department of Education. Studies show that before and after-school tutoring programs have the potential to turn academic failure into academic success. Located in Los Angeles, California, Laure Ferguson has created the Tutoring for Success project to work with low income students at Lou Dantzler Elementary school.

Laure will pilot a 16-week intervention after-school tutoring program where students will be given the chance to learn in an uninterrupted environment.

“It is disheartening to witness students who do not have confidence in their ability to succeed resort to destructive behavior or too embarrassed to participate in classroom activities. No child should have to go day-to-day without receiving the additional support needed to achieve academic success. I want to see all children afforded the opportunity to advance in society…”-Laure Ferguson

Visit Tutoring for Success on their website to learn more about the project.

GRANT AWARD DATE: December 25, 2015