Union Bank pledged $300,000 for the new Homework Center.
The new Union Bank Homework Center at the San Diego Central Library.
is located on the second floor of the Central Library @ Joan Λ Irwin Jacobs Common.
At the Homework Center, students in grades K through 12 can get in-person homework help from teachers on staff, as well as volunteer "homework coaches."
For hours and more information, please visit our page.
All Saints Catholic School | Homework Central
Homework Central was conceived and launched in 1998 following an annual church meeting held in North Central San Mateo. As a result, members of the Congregational Church of San Mateo, Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo, Chalice Christian Church, and Peninsula Interfaith Action committed themselves to supporting neighborhood children who were struggling to succeed in elementary school. A program was envisioned that would engage retired persons, working adults and youth as volunteer tutors with the objective of providing homework assistance and mentoring to at-risk elementary school children in Grades 3 through 5, all in a safe and welcoming environment.
For the past 15 years, Homework Central has operated three after school sites located at Sunnybrae Elementary School, Martin Luther King Jr. Recreation Center and the facilities of the Unitarian Universalists of San Mateo. Our newest site was opened in late September 2013 at San Mateo Park Elementary School. Sites are open Monday, Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm and Wednesday from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. Healthy snacks are provided before students settle into beginning their homework.Academic achievement doesn’t just happen in the classroom– achievement happens when students have the time and resources to really understand the material. With Homework Central, you can be certain that your student is carefully guided through coursework in a way that’s stress-free and fun.At Homework Central, we believe education should never be a struggle. That’s why we created a place for students of all ages to complete assignments with the right amount supervision and assistance. But we offer much more than homework help; the education specialists at Homework Central also encourage students to develop a passion for studying and equip them with skills for lifetime success.Over labor day weekend, I built a homework center for my kids. On Friday morning, after kicking my kids out the door on their way to school (they were running late because I had to spend 45 minutes looking for Zee’s shoes) I was looking at the pile of shoes (some with only 1/2 of the pair) on the floor by the door in the kitchen, with the fresh memory of backpacks strung here and there, books, papers, and jackets everywhere, and I thought “please God! There must be a better way!” and then I had a vision . . . well, more like a really great idea that popped into my head. I would build a homework center. Hey, it’s not an ark, but I still think it was inspiration.