Foundation Background Information

We are an organization founded in 2013 to address the disparity in math placement of students of color in the Bay Area who, until the passage of the CA Math Misplacement Act of 2015 were being required to repeat Algebra in 9th grade even if they have earned the grade of A or B in 8th grade Algebra*.

This disparity affects a disproportionate number of students of color who attend middle school in the San Mateo-Foster City School District. This obstacle prevents students from taking appropriate math classes in high school. The result is ineligiblity for a four-year university due to math deficits.

The foundation supports the following programs:

  1. Afterschool tutorial during the school year
  2. A 4-week summer math boot camp
  3. Parent empowerment sessions

Our programs are free to all with the goal of increasing academic skills and confidence and include a healthy meal.

* "Held Back: Addressing Misplacement of 9th Grade Students in Bay Area Schools," a report by the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area in Collaboration with Silicon Valley Community Foundation.