Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 12-7-2016

Faculty Advisor(s)

Oliver Lopez


Since beginning in 1997, Casa de Amistad’s academic mentoring program has grown from serving three students on its first night to over 230 undeserved children, teens and their parents annually. Students participating in Casa de Amistad (Casa) are from school districts throughout coastal North County San Diego. In the past 16 years, teachers in the district have noticed an increase in homework completion and classroom participation, as well as an improvement in grades and test scores among students who participated in Casa. This study was designed to further research the performance and needs of Casa de Amistad’s students in an effort to refine and grow the program. After the 2014-2015 academic year, 185 parents and 143 students were surveyed.


Presented at the Fall 2016 Student Research Day at Chapman University.