Parent Engagement

Randomized controlled trial study conducted?

Learning Bridge

Mission

We match tutors with kids in foster care to give them the educational support they need to stay in school, improve academic performance and achieve greater success later in life.

Program Description

Learning Bridge was created to help close the educational gap between children in foster care and their peers by providing one-on-one tutoring for kids who are struggling in school. The program began in August 2020. In February 2021 the nonprofit Learning Bridge that was created to sustain and grow the program. Our target demographic is youth in foster care in Kindergarten to 12th grade in Travis, Hays and Williamson Counties. The program is unique in its focus on foster kids, providing consistent academic support and coaching geared to their needs.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Year Started
2020
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Austin, TX
States of Operation
Texas
Operation Locations
Austin and surrounding areas - Williamson, Hays and Travis Counties
Most recent number of students served
22
Subject Offered
English Language Arts (ELA),
Early Literacy,
Math,
Reading,
Science,
Social Studies,
Other
Other subjects
Languages
Grade Levels
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade,
5th Grade,
6th Grade,
7th Grade,
8th Grade,
9th Grade,
10th Grade,
11th Grade,
12th Grade
Languages Offered
English
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
5%
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
Hispanic or Latino- 10%, Asian- 5%, Black or African American 3%, White 80%
Setting
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Blended
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
1-2
Number of Minutes Per Session
30-60
Number of Weeks Per Program
Ongoing
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

Calls, emails.

Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
Nonprofit, Parent, Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
0
Cost to Student
0
Type of Tutor
Parent, Peer, Teacher, Volunteer
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
No
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
No
Contact Name
Andrea Brauer

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