Aspire Education Project was founded in 2005 by lifelong educator and tutor Matthew Hulse. Matt, who had been a Bay Area teacher for years and founded or worked in several more traditional tutoring companies, created Aspire on a radical yet simple idea:
Just put students first, and serve everyone with equity.
Aspire Education Project is now the only non-profit tutoring and educational services organization in the East Bay, and fights for preK-12 educational equity with the highest quality services available. The unique achievement is the social return of the ‘Robin Hood’ organizational model, which reaches Bay Area families of all backgrounds and income levels. The program actively promotes educational equity: for families that can afford it, they provide paid tutoring services of the finest quality to support their children’s educational achievement; they then take that income and use it to support a wide range of free and low-cost educational services for children from low-income families.
With this model, over half of the clients are on eligible for free and reduced-price lunch and on scholarship. They help all students succeed, whether that means reaching the Ivy League, being a first generation community college student, or entering school ready for kindergarten. It’s all made possible by maintaining a singular focus on each student’s best interest.
They have helped make early childhood literacy, one-on-one tutoring, and ACT/SAT test-prep accessible for everyone.
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