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.
Our mission, together with Azusa families and community partners, is to elevate and support students with access to opportunities, equipping them to thrive.
We envision an empowered, collaborative, and resilient community where Azusa families flourish.
WE VALUE COLLABORATION
We strive to collaborate with outside partners including local churches, schools, community organizations, government agencies and local businesses. We do not regard background, geographic location or religious affiliation a barrier for collaboration at any level. We welcome the support and partnership of all who are promoting the well-being of Azusa.
WE VALUE JUSTICE
We are inspired by the example of the life and teachings of Jesus to proclaim justice to the marginalized. We hope for the same kind of renewal, inclusion, liberation and freedom Jesus spoke of.
Neighborhood Homework House is located in the City of Azusa to serve low-income families.
Neighborhood Homework House
(East entrance of Foothill Community Church)
777 East Alosta Avenue
Azusa, CA 91702
*Parking in the back lot of the East entrance
P.O. Box 993
Azusa, CA 91702