American Assimilation Helpline! is a registered 501 (c)(3) educational nonprofit organization.
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American Assimilation Helpline! (AAH!)
Mission: Education 4 All
AAH! was founded in 2017 by three middle school students in Atlanta, GA - Elly Kang (senior at Marist School), Abhishek Kona (a freshman at Rice University), and Abhinav Kona (a freshman at Rice University). Elly Kang started out tutoring refugee students from a family who had little to no educational access due to the Syrian conflict and very few economic resources at their disposal. As time passed, word spread, and she regularly visited students in several different households to help them assimilate into their school environment. Abhishek and Abhinav Kona were involved in educational volunteering services from the beginning of middle school. As demand across the community grew, these three students co-founded AAH!
AAH! is a global student-led 501(c)(3) non-profit organization (est. 2017) based in the US. It is dedicated to providing free and personalized one-on-one tutoring. Our mission is focused on mitigating structural inequalities, creating equal academic opportunities for every child, and reducing the wealth and gender gaps. AAH! offers its services to low-income, immigrant, refugee, and homeless students with little or no access to educational resources. We have been partnering with and connecting our local chapters and interns to students in developing countries working with missionaries and school institutions through an AAH! internship. Interns teach English and programming languages to those who need educational assistance the most through our Education 4 All initiative. For instance, our volunteers manage the English curriculum at a Paraguayan partner school (Colegio Cristiano Arte), teach English to Brazilian students from our four partner churches in Brazil (Igreja Metodista de Manaus, Igreja Metodista Novo Israel, Igreja Metodista Mutirao, and Igreja Metodista Fonte de Agua Viva), and teach English and coding to South Korean, Japanese, Malaysian, Indian, Cambodian, Romanian, Singaporean, Thai, Indonesian, Turkish and Colombian students throughout the year. Consequently, since its inception, AAH! has extended its reach to nineteen states and fourteen countries, impacting 1000+ students across the world with about 700+ tutors and nineteen local chapters along the way.
Each student is matched to a tutor based on each student's specific needs. AAH! accommodates custom requests from parents to cater to their child’s needs, such as their preferred subject and tutor. Tutors utilize the many available online resources to help students master concepts while receiving community service hours from their schools. This uniquely effective setup of tutoring sessions provides a great opportunity to freely work with teachers to gain an understanding of difficult subjects.
Our quickly growing computer science department focuses on creating equal opportunities for those marginalized in STEM, teaching Scratch, HTML/CSS, Python, and Java, along with key programming concepts. There are a variety of core school subjects covered, specifically math, language arts, science, social studies, Spanish, French, music, and SAT & ACT prep.
AAH! is a certifying organization for the President's Volunteer Service Award, so we recognize our most outstanding volunteers. Regular sessions in the U.S. take place every Sunday from 5-6 PM EST during the school year, and international sessions are offered year-round (including summer vacation). Students who need help with schoolwork or learning the English language are welcome!
AAH! has also been working on various projects year-round such as connecting with international volunteers, contributing dozens of devices to students in need, donating school supplies, hosting annual blood drives with the American Red Cross, sending cards to hospitalized children/veterans & seniors, and cleaning our local street quarterly.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our sessions have both virtual and in-person options at AAH! learning labs. While most sessions are conducted over Google Meet, the New Church of Atlanta and Lutheran Church of the Incarnation offered their facilities for in-person tutoring sessions.
our international reach! 14 countries
USA SOUTH KOREA JAPAN INDIA PARAGUAY BRAZIL MALAYSIA CAMBODIA COLOMBIA ROMANIA THAILAND SINGAPORE INDONESIA TURKEY
our national reach! 19 states
NEW YORK NEW JERSEY MASSACHUSETTS VIRGINIA WASHINGTON, DC WASHINGTON CALIFORNIA NEVADA MICHIGAN MISSOURI MARYLAND OREGON PENNSYLVANIA ILLINOIS GEORGIA ALABAMA INDIANA ARIZONA OKLAHOMA
19 local chapters
our impact Since 2017
Tutored over 1000+ students all over the worlD!
Over 700+ teachers!