“I enjoy working at RICH because the people in RICH are dedicated to supporting under served students in very small groups or one-on-one, and it has worked! There is a strong sense of respect for the young people being helped and the students feel it. The students are a joy. No matter what difficulties they have academically, they are willing to dedicate Saturdays to improving.”— Garrett Phelan, RICH instructor
“RICH is a true value to the Academies family. Thanks for all that you have done and continue to do for our students and families.”— Dr. Ian Roberts, building wide principal, Anacostia High School
All About RICH
Read the RICH Report to learn more about RICH, its programs, staff and successes.
RICH history: Founded in 2003 by Paul Penniman
1,000 students served since RICH’s inception
3,000 hours of tutoring provided to students in 2009-10
revenue, 2010-11: $164,825
$65,358 from individuals
$58,500 from foundations
$40,967 from partner schools
Administrative expenses: $16,211 (part-time bookkeeper, office supplies, etc.), 10% of total revenue; 90% of revenue goes directly to programs.
Subjects tutored: reading, English, history, mathematics, organization, writing, humanities, ESL and science
Specialists on staff: Special education, diagnostic testing and learning disabilities. RICH also employs a psychiatrist.
Return on investment: RICH provides a $7 social return on investment for every $1 spent. Read an evaluation of RICH’s programs done by graduate students at the George Washington University.
Executive Director Paul Penniman with former RICH student Al’landrew, who graduated in 2010 from Virginia Tech.