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What We do 

Practice Makes Perfect partners with k-12 schools to narrow the achievement gap and create greater equity in the world. Since 2010, this has been done through our flagship summer program that has been recognized by global leaders, national news outlets and local politicians for providing low-income children with access to programming that has historically only been accessible to their middle class and affluent peers. Over the years, we've worked with over 60 different schools across New York City. Today, we partner with schools to deliver services to drive academic outcomes that help students realize their full potential.

 

Our Vision

Level the playing field for low-income children.

our mission

We help students reach proficiency by delivering high-impact programs before, during, and outside of school hours.

 

our Brand promises

Programmatic Outcomes

Programmatic Outcomes

We work relentlessly to meet the individual needs of our students to ensure progress is made towards achieving proficiency.

Professionalism

Professionalism

We hold ourselves to the highest standards from top to bottom.

Full-Service Partnership

Full-Service Partnership

We do whatever it takes to deliver high quality products and services for our partners.

Services

Excellence

Additional Support

Partner with Practice Makes Perfect to provide your students with additional support.

Excellence

After School

We leverage our Summer and Saturday curriculum that focuses on the highest impact standards to provide academic support to students in achieving proficiency in the key focus areas.

Emotional Development

Emotional Development

Before, During or After the School Day - We deliver Academic Intervention Services (AIS) in small groups of up to four students that focus on skill acquisition and social and emotional development. Oftentimes, our intensive tutoring is a focal point of school Response To Intervention (RTI) plans.

curriculum

On Saturdays

We deliver a Common Core standards aligned curriculum that focuses on the highest impact areas for grade level mastery. Sessions are three hours and focus on Math and/or ELA or Regents support.

Excellence

During the Summer

We deliver an academic enrichment program for mandated and non-mandated students to eliminate the summer learning loss, foster social emotional development, and improve students' attitudes towards learning and school.

Excellence

Eliminate Learning Gaps

According to leading educators and researchers, students living in poverty are likely to see a 6,000 hour learning gap compared to their middle class peers. The bulk of those missing hours stem from a lack of access to enrichment opportunity that happens beyond the traditional school day.

Conscious Capitalism

Collaboration

Research, however, does not say that schools should do this work alone to be successful!

VALUES

we are committed to staying ahead of competitors with our highly trained, award winning staff and solutions. We work together, promoting a culture that is built on our core values.

Excellence

Excellence

We expect nothing less from the students we serve.

Excellence

Entrepreneurship

We recognize that innovation and execution are fundamental to improving educational outcomes.

Conscious Capitalism

Conscious Capitalism

We are focused on the triple bottom line (community, paying it forward, and sustainability).

Revolutionary Change

Revolutionary Change

We seek to be the catalysts that positively disrupt the education status quo.

how it all started

Karim Abouelnaga, Headshot

Karim Abouelnaga, Founder & CEO

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In 2010, while a student at Cornell University, Karim Abouelnaga, Practice Makes Perfect's CEO & Founder, set out to solve a problem plaguing low-income communities: the academic achievement gap. To address this problem, he founded Practice Makes Perfect  as a way to redefine the learning experience for all children, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Today, we have served scholars all across New York City and continue to grow, creating a more equitable education system for all children!