For the last 14 years, co-founder, Melvin Kaplan, has served on the board of Aspire Public Schools and is current Director of its Advisory Board. In that time Aspire has expanded to include 34 schools and over 14,000 students K-12. Its students have been accepted to two four-year colleges after graduating high school. Its success rate has climbed to 98% college acceptance graduating 324 in June 2013.
Under Mel's direction the HSF Foundation is working with others to develop after school programs to serve the most vulnerable students. These programs are structured to provide a balance of academic support and enrichment; and a safe place with caring adults in collaboration with community organizations, for profits, educators, and volunteer groups.
Over the years, co-founder, Melvin Kaplan, has advocated a broader view of education...