ADYA partnered with The Pipeline Project to strengthen its capacity to reduce achievement gaps among students of color. The Pipeline Project is perfectly aligned with ADYA’s organizational vision and mission. The Pipeline Project offers UW undergraduate students’ experiential learning opportunities in their community, providing tutoring and mentorship to under-served students of color.
Additionally, we partnered with Seattle Central Community College’s Multicultural Services (SCCCMCS) to recruit and select skilled volunteer tutors. SCCC has the most diverse urban student population in the state of Washington with 57% identifying as other than White; in 2011 18% of those students identified as Black. 40% of all degrees and certificates in 2011 were awarded to students of color at SCCC.
The Sankofa Tutoring System (STS)TM launched its pilot at Franklin High School in Seattle Washington at the beginning of the school year in 2011. The targeted students for the STSTM tested well below grade level in their Math and Science assessments, and were identified as “challenging” and “at risk of failing”. The majority of the Sankofa students are African descent backgrounds, with the remaining students coming from Hispanic and Asian backgrounds
The Austin Foundation provides free fitness and nutrition education for thousands of Seattle/King County area young people ages 5 to 25 each year. The foundation hosts a wide variety of fitness and youth development programs at sites around the city, each of which is tailored to help youth develop physically, socially, emotionally and mentally. The Austin Foundation bridges racial and socioeconomic inequities in health, providing young people the tools and inspiration to live a healthy, active lifestyle. The ADYA Organization has been in a great partnership with Austin Foundation to provide the Sankofa Tutoring SystemTM at their facility on Saturdays from 10am to 1pm. Our goal is to expand the STSTM program at Austin Foundations by adding two additional days (Monday and Wednesday) after the May 16th fundraising.