How we are making it better

  • Literacy

    Building a foundation for academic success through small group, individualized tutorials for struggling readers.

  • Leadership

    Instilling leadership skills is an integral part of all Making It Better programs, giving children the ability to resist the negative influences that are so common today.

  • Life Skills

    Developing self-management and positive relationship skills and learning to express feelings appropriately is infused into every program; enabling children to grow into successful, contributing members of society.

  • “Thank You” to the 100 Men Who Give a Damn, Houston Chapter, for choosing us as the first charity to benefit from their generosity!


Real Stories. Real People.

“The Ready, Set, Read! program is a blessing. Before we came here, it was hard for me to sit her (Akilah) down and teach her because she wouldn’t do anything. But since we have been coming to this program once a week, she sits down and reads from morning until night. She loves it! This morning she woke me up and said, “Mommy, school!” I said, “Okay, let’s go and brush our teeth.” She said, “No, Mommy! Shoes! School!”

“She loves coming here and now she can read better and is learning how to spell! She comes to me and says “Mommy, c-a-t cat!” Thank you, thank you! It’s a blessing and I really appreciate it because I believe so much in education. This is the best gift I could ever give to my girls. Akilah loves to read now! She says “Mommy, let’s read!” She’ll bring the book, “Mommy let’s read! Mommy what’s this? A is for apple,” and on and on and on. She reads better than my friends’ kids who are in first and second grade! She is always reading and reading… she sleeps with her books! Akilah is doing excellent. Thank you so much! I really, really appreciate from my heart what you all are doing to help our children in this community.”    -Mother of two in the Ready, Set, Read! program

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