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HWC Appoints Lisa Kelaita to Board of Directors

Homework Central (HWC) is pleased to welcome Lisa Kelaita as its newest member to the Board of Directors. Lisa was appointed to the Board to help with marketing activities designed to build awareness and visibility for HWC’s growth and success to date, and, to help with fundraising activities.

Homework Central tutors low-performing elementary school students in grades 3–5 from minority, disadvantaged families in the San Mateo-Foster City School District. HWC tutors these students at four different sites that are easily accessible to both students and their families.

Homework Central has achieved strong success to date and we are committed to building on this success for the next decade,” said Matt Feuer, Chairman of the HWC Board of Directors. “This includes adding new talent like Lisa to our Board to ensure we bring fresh and innovative activities and ideas to how we market our growing success while sharing the amazing stories of our students benefitting from our tutoring programs now, and into the future as they move on in their academic careers,” Feuer added.

Research shows that the label “English Learner” holds students back in more ways than previously imagined. While the intent of the label was to provide these students with extra services, ongoing budget cuts and revenue losses have resulted in labels becoming a stigma and holding students back more than assisting them in succeeding with forward momentum. This leads to educational inequity, which calls for assistance from the community at large to help these learners as early as possible get onto the right academic track, lessen the digital divide, and engage them in Positive Youth Development.

Lisa Kelaita has more than 30 years of communications and public relations experience working with technology companies and non-profit organizations. As a marketing and PR professional in Silicon Valley, Lisa has managed and executed strategic communications, media relations and content-marketing campaigns for dozens of technology innovators, industry associations, and venture capital firms.

In addition to working with organizations, Kelaita has worked with various non-profit organizations including Home & Hope, Samaritan House, Parents Helping Parents, and Hillsborough Concours de’elegance, which raises funds for Autism Speaks and The Vanguard Charities. She holds a BA degree in Political Science from the University of California, Los Angeles (U.C.L.A.) and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Marketing from Notre Dame de Namur University.

About Homework Central

Based in San Mateo, CA, Homework Central is a 501 (c) non-profit organization whose mission is to foster academic success through tutoring and family support.

Over the course of this past school year, we delivered 30 weeks to serve nearly 100 youth and their families. Homework Central has helped San Mateo children for over two decades to develop good academic practices and habits, forge positive relationships with adults and take greater ownership of their educations and future. Inquiries may be directed to Tricia Dell, Executive Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 650.343.3423.

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