WHY HOOPS AND HOMEWORK?

Hoops provides tuition scholarships to students to attend our program, through donations and fundraising.

The vision of Hoops and Homework is that all children in Framingham, regardless of income or neighborhood, will have the support and guidance they need to succeed in school and in life.

Hoops and Homework offers academic and enrichment services to children residing around the Beaver and Waverly Street areas. We strive to ensure a safe and fun learning environment for all of our students.

Each afternoon begins with "study time": completing written school assignments that may be due the next day, and if time allows children may play a math game, work on a challenge, or read.

There's always a healthy snack or two!

Many afternoons have an enrichment program: science instruction from Broadmoor Audubon and violin instruction from the Performing Arts Center of Metrowest.

Volunteers from Babson College work with the children weekly, with homework tutoring as well as playing games. Our wonderful volunteers also help children with written assignments, read to children, as well as lead crafts projects and play games!

There's also time to go just relax: color, play a board game, go outside, or even daydream.

If you have a child that can benefit from the program, please fill out our online application.
Hoops & Homework CARES Values
"I am very grateful that they reopened the Pusan Road after school program. The staff are wonderful, nice and kind in helping the kids complete their homework. They have the kids read books for 30 minutes or more each day. We need more programs like this for our kids. Thank you very much to Herb Chasan for making this happen."
- Betsy D., Carlson Road Parent

DOES PARTICIPATION IN AN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM MAKE A DIFFERENCE?

YES! Children and youth who participate in after-school programs achieve positive benefits in the following ways:

  • academic achievement
  • social and emotional development
  • prevention of risky behaviors
  • health and wellness benefits

We’ve built a new playground, a new basketball court, and a new expanded learning center.

Hoops & Homework is Making Waves

Hoops & Homework in the News
Hoops and Homework was selected to be this year's recipient of the Jim O'Connor Community Service Award for the 27th Annual Salute to Framingham.
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Hoops & Homework was selected as one of the ten best after school programs by Best Things Massachusetts.
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Hoops and Homework is absolutely thrilled to have participated in the 2022 Boston Marathon as a charity.
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This heartwarming, feel good story made the FRONT PAGE (above the fold) OF THE BOSTON GLOBE Monday Dec. 16, 2019
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Channel 5 Boston (WCVB) reporter Erika Tarantal did a special report on Hoops & Homework Founder Herb Chasan
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The Christian Science Monitor published an article on 3/5/20 about how Herb Chasan is changing the lives of children with his after school program.
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The MetroWest Daily News has run several articles on Hoops & Homework, including a special report of the centers reopening post-Covid-19.
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