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Also Known As: Homework House

PO Box 0993 
Azusa, CA 91702

Mission and Programs


The mission of Neighborhood Homework House is to partner with the parents of at-risk Azusa students to provide them the tools to thrive academically and socially. We are rewriting the future for Azusa families one graduate at a time.


Program:Elementary School Program
Budget: NaN
Category: Youth Development
Population Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

Our work began with our elementary program and in many ways to date it is our most well developed and popular program. Upon enrolling in the program, each child is given an individualized tutoring plan that becomes the basis for their subsequent tutoring sessions. As well, each child is paired with a volunteer tutor and placed in a peer group maximizing the impact the bi-weekly tutoring sessions. Each session includes learning modules designed to nurture community among program participants and grow each child’s understanding of their place in the world. Finally, because we believe in the whole child; participants are able to provide in weekly enrichment programs meant to nurture their social, emotional and physical development.

Budget: $216,000
Category: Education
Population Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

The Neighborhood Teen Project is a comprehensive daily tutoring and mentoring program that challenges at-risk teens to achieve their potential in school, set career goals, prepare for college and develop leadership skills to achieve their goals. In January 2010, to make room for continuing growth, the Teen Project moved to a larger facility located between the two Homework House neighborhoods. The new teen facility allows the Teen Project to increase capacity to 100 teens, with the space to continue to grow to 150 at-risk students in the future.
Program:Parent Leadership Committe
Budget: NaN
Population Served: Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Program Description:

NHH’s Parent Leadership Committee (PLC) is in many ways the secret to our success. Because we believe parents are their children’s first teacher and our mission is grounded in our partnership with parents, PLC is vital to daily work. Twice a year we provide the 8 PLC members with a two day leadership development training so that they may have the necessary tools to lead our parent program. PLC members recruit families in the community to participate in our program. They also serve as liaisons to each family in our program and work towards fostering community among NHH families throughout the school year. They help to ensure each family is fulfilling their cooperative commitment that is mandatory for enrollment in our program. They communicate upcoming activities to community members.
Program:Parent Cooperative Program
Budget: NaN
Population Served:

Program Description:

Upon enrolling in our program, parents commit to cooperative participation throughout the 2016-17 SY as well as pay an enrollment fee that upon fulfillment of ensures their child(ren) may be eligible for program enrollment in 2017-18 SY. This cooperative participation will be divided into two general categories -- Learn and Serve. For the “Learn” category, parents’ participation in on-site workshops as well as AUSD provided parent education opportunities will be monitored throughout the 2016-17 SY. For the “Serve” category, parents’ completion of an approved variety of service projects will not only decrease the organizational overhead but it will provide an exchange between client and service provider.
Program:Adult Education Program
Budget: NaN
Population Served:

Program Description:

We believe in the power of parallel learning and believe this aspect of our partnership with parents is key to family success. What better way for a parent to encourage their child(ren)’s educational growth than by modeling their own pursuit of education. The parents of our program participants have on average five years of education in their countries’ of origin. Goal(s) To provide the parents of program participants on-going learning occurring concurrently to their children’s tutoring sessions. To continue to grow enrollment of both our ESL classes as well as CABE (GED equivalent program) program each semester. Some CABE students come from outside our NHH families. To expand enrollment beyond these two programs to include educational opportunities in other areas (technology, job readiness, etc). For students in our adult educational programs to gain confidence enough to attend adult educational programs at AUSD and Citrus College.
Program:High School Program
Budget: NaN
Population Served:

Program Description:

Our high school program focuses on helping students get to college. We devote one third of each bi-weekly session to an exclusive focus on College Prep activities. Each students has an individualized college-bound guide their tutor uses to direct these sessions. Each student also be working on a multimedia presentation on a specific college they will share with their peers. This is designed to not only help all of the students learn about different colleges but also build their presentation skills. Over and above these weekly activities we will schedule at least three college visits throughout the academic year. For juniors and seniors, they participate in abbreviated case management facilitated by our teen director or other program assistants which include the student's’ parents at least once a semester. Families are given “homework” to accomplish between meetings our staff follow-up. Examples include discussion guides on community colleges, universities out of the area, tests, etc. The other two-thirds of bi-weekly sessions are devoted to tutoring based on student’s weak areas, most of the time utilizing tutors who have expertise in math and science. Common examples of subjects include advanced math and science (Geometry, Algebra, Pre-Calculus, Biology and Chemistry). In addition to these things, students have the opportunity to participate in clubs and service learning events in a similar fashion as our middle school students.


  • O50 (Youth Development Programs)
  • P30 (Children's and Youth Services)
  • O50 (Youth Development Programs)

Chief Executive Profile

A native of the San Gabriel Valley, Jennifer joined Neighborhood Homework House staff in July of 2014. She has over ten years experience working in after-school programs. She holds a BA in History for the University of Arizona and a MA from Fuller Theological Seminary. Previously the director of programs for a faith-based non-profit in LA skid row as well as developing a multi-site, school-based after-school program for a large church, Jennifer is enthusiastic about engaging churches in the needs of local under-resourced communities. She loves NHH's commitment to parent empowerment and development as a distinct piece of their work in Azusa.

Balance Sheet Fiscal Year Ending June 30, 2016

Total Note: The balance sheet gives a snapshot of the financial health of an organization at a particular point in time. An organization's total assets should generally exceed its total liabilities, or it cannot survive long, but the types of assets and liabilities also must be considered. For instance, an organization's current assets (cash, receivables, securities, etc.) should be sufficient to cover its current liabilities (payables, deferred revenue, current year loan, and note payments). Otherwise, the organization may face solvency problems. On the other hand, an organization whose cash and equivalents greatly exceed its current liabilities might not be putting its money to best use.
Assets July 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Cash & Equivalent$164,447$225,340$60,893
Accounts Receivable$0$0$0
Pledges & Grants Receivable$0$0$0
Receivable/Other Due to changes in the 2008 Form 990, this data is no longer reported.$0$0$0
Inventories for Sale or Use$0$0$0
Investment/Securities Due to Changes in the 2008 Form, this value now includes Publicly Traded Securities as well as Other Securities. $0$0$0
Investment/Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Fixed Assets The 2008 form does not distinguish between LBE as investments and LBE as fixed assets. This value is equivalent to the sum of both line items on earlier forms (Part IV line 55 plus line 57). $0$0$0
Other Program Related Investments is now a separate field on the new form, Part X-13(A) and (B). $0$0$0
Total Assets:$164,447$225,340$60,893

LiabilitiesJuly 1, 2015June 30, 2016Change
Accounts Payable$367$12,394$12,027
Grants Payable$0$0$0
Deferred Revenue$0$0$0
Loans and Notes The value on this line may now include payables to former employees, disqualified persons and unrelated third parties. $0$0$0
Tax-Exempt Bond Liabilities$0$0$0
Other Due to various changes in the way this data is reported in the 2008 Form 990, it may not be possible to accurately compare this data from the 2008 Form 990 against the same field on prior forms $0$0$0
Total Liabilities:$367$12,394$12,027

Fund Balance:$164,080$212,946$48,866

Basic Information

  • This organization is a 501(c)(3) Public Charity.
  • Financial information in this report is derived from the organization's June 30, 2016 Form 990.


Jennifer   Hicks 


Ms. Jennifer Hicks, Executive Director


626 -969-7051 (ext. 103)





Year Founded:1997
Ruling Year:1999
Fiscal Year End Date: June 30, 2016
Assets: $225,340
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
Income: $499,803
(from Jun 30, 2016 Form 990)
No. of Employees:17

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