A Little About Us…
Kids-U, formally known as Dallas Community Lighthouse, is a 501c3 nonprofit which was founded in November 2002 to address one of the most profound problems in Dallas: children not completing their education.
Kids-U is a free after school tutoring program set up on-site in low-income apartment communities. Our goal is to provide pathways out of poverty for the students who are most at-risk of not completing their education by providing tutoring in the core learning subjects of math, language arts and reading.
At Kids-U we believe in being better than the rest… we are innovators plus educators with a targeted precise goal of ensuring our children/students are successful.
We believe in focusing on the whole child. Our programming doesn’t stop at the schoolhouse, playground or street corner. We have developed innovative leading educational programs that extend from the child’s home, to the school and then into the community where the child resides.
At Kids-U we actually move our tutoring program into the apartment community. Our students “come home” to Kids-U after a long day at school. Our unique curriculum and our low staff to child ratios are what set our program apart from other after school programs.
Providing our programs in low-income apartment communities ensures that our program services are directed at those students who are most at risk of not completing their education and whose families cannot afford to provide tutoring resources.
- “The academic achievement gap between poor and non-poor students is well-known. Low-income children consistently fall behind their peers in test scores, graduation rates, college enrollment, and other measures of academic success (cbpp.org).”