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MathPOWER coaches Boston Public School (BPS) teachers on how to improve their teaching and how to address gaps in students’ prior learning; more specifically we work in collaboration with both the BPS Elementary and the BPS Secondary Math Departments.
Based on the need and the quality of our programming and outcomes, we were selected by Root Cause in 2011 as their Social Innovator of the Year: Working With K-8 Academically At-Risk Youth. Through our partnership with the team at Root Cause, we are gaining visibility, expanding our networks, and continuing to build our organizational capacity. Dr. Livingston presented at the 2011 Social Innovation Forum Showcase.
We are extremely grateful to Northeastern University for providing year-round office space to the MathPOWER team, as well as classrooms and other spaces to operate the Algebra Plus Summer Academy.
In our partnership with this school readiness program, we provide training to the organization’s lead teachers in more than a dozen sites around Boston, equipping them with resources to work with the city’s lowest income youth and families, empowering them to break cycles of generational poverty and chronic school underachievement.
The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship has been instrumental in MathPOWER‘s success. Our Director of Afterschool Programs is a Massachusetts Promise alum, and two Massachusetts Promise Fellows currently direct our Math*STARS afterschool programs at the Boys and Girls Club of South Boston and the Yawkey Boys and Girls Club of Roxbury.
Through the Summer Learning Project, our programming has been evaluated by external evaluators and shown to demonstrate impressive results in raising students’ English Language Arts and math skills, as well as students’ engagement in learning.
The Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston generously provide locations for two of our Math*STARS afterschool programs, Math*STARS/Yawkey and Math*STARS/South Boston, which allows us to further the math pursuits of over 300 young urban students each year.
MathPOWER worked with SVP to create its three-year strategic plan (2012-2015) that lays out the primary goal over the next few years of building the organizational and financial capacity to grow and replicate our program models in partnership with targeted schools and other organizations.