HOMEWORK HOUSE NEWS

COVID-19 UPDATE

Updated  April 2nd, 2020

Annual Spelling Bee: The health and safety of our community is always a top priority at Homework House. That's why we've made the difficult decision to cancel our in-person Spelling Bee scheduled for April 30th.

But we’ve come up with a great way to keep the community spirit of the Bee going even if we can’t gather in person on April 30th. We hope you'll join us for the Homework House BEE AT HOME coming to a screen near you beginning on April 27th. Stay tuned for more info!

 

Updated March 23rd, 2020

Homework House onsite programs will remain closed until May 4th.  We will continue to monitor all local, state and national recommendations and abide by those as they are updated.  Our staff has been working diligently to continue the tutoring and support that the children need - especially at this time - through online resources. Homework House is also offering many activities and sharing resource information through our social media pages.

These are very challenging times for us all. As the situation evolves, we will keep you updated. Please email us through https://homeworkhouseholyoke.org/contact-us with any questions. We are thinking of you all. Stay safe.

MAKING CONNECTIONS/MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Catherine Buckley began her volunteer journey at Homework House in October of 2018. A Massachusetts native, Catherine is a junior at UMASS Amherst. Despite her hectic schedule, Catherine makes time to volunteer at Homework House at least twice a week. “It's nice working with the younger kids,” she says.  “Coming to Homework House is refreshing. It's great to have a break from being on a college campus where everything is always so serious and high stress.”

Before she became a Homework House volunteer, Catherine had never an opportunity to work with kids in an academic setting and she wasn’t sure that she would enjoy it.  But she does! Now, she wants to continue working with children in some capacity and hopes one day to become a high school teacher.

Her experience at Homework House has taught Catherine the importance of making connections, especially with the children she works with on a regular basis. Although it may sound simple she says, “Sometimes it takes a while to develop connections with the kids, but once you do it's extremely rewarding for both parties.”

OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS GIVES BACK

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We’re thrilled to welcome, Angel Coriano to the Homework House family as our new Director of Programs. Angel is a lifelong resident of Holyoke and a proud graduate of the Holyoke Public Schools. An alumnus of the Isenberg School of Management at UMASS Amherst, Angel has spent over a decade working in the field of education.

As a Holyoke native, Angel understands the importance of  working together to make Holyoke a better place.  True to the Homework House mission, Angel says, “I am committed to working to ensure that a rewarding educational experience is accessible to all.”

Angel can be reached at 413-887-2012 or acoriano@homeworkhouseholyoke.org