East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP) was founded in 1958 by a community leader whose love of reading and the children of East Harlem inspired her to offer a volunteer-run reading group in her living room. Since then we have grown from a tutoring program into a multi-site, multi-dimensional educational program that will serve more than 1,600 Pre-K to college students this year through our after-school and summer programs for traditional public school students; East Harlem Scholars Academies network of public charter schools; College Scholars program; and the East Harlem Teaching Residency. Today, EHTP is recognized as a leader among organizations working to advance educational outcomes and as an agent of change and thoughtful contributor to the national fight for racial equity.
EHTP is on track to serve one-in-five East Harlem students by 2025, preparing them with the academic skills, strength of character, and emotional well-being to excel in college, lead in their communities, and realize their best possible selves.
East Harlem Scholars Academies represents an expansion of East Harlem Tutorial Program’s mission, programs and delivery of service to the children of East Harlem. Having provided successful programs that support school day instruction for decades, the organization is now committed to leveraging its experience, its reputation and relationships in the community and its effective teaching and learning model to support the development and implementation of a school-day program through its involvement in East Harlem Scholars Academies. Through its partnership with East Harlem Tutorial Program (EHTP), East Harlem Scholars Academies benefits from resources, including staff development and other services by experienced educators and academic specialists.