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Success Center

SUCCESS is the acronym for “Students United in a Community Center for Educational Success.” The center provides elementary school students with a positive atmosphere that encourages a sense of self-worth and achievement. College mentors work on an individual basis with the students to develop a relationship that ensures learning.

What is the Success Center?

The Success Center is an after school homework help program sponsored by Iona’s Office of Mission and Ministry and the generous financial support of Con Edison.

Who can receive tutoring?

Since our founding at HOPE Community Service, we have traditionally served families who otherwise would have difficulty affording private tutoring. For over 10 years, the Success Center has offered New Rochelle youngsters a nurturing environment that fosters academic excellence.

  • The Center serves children in grades 1st through 8th
  • Services are completely free of charge (there is a $35.00 non refundable supplies/snacks fee per semester)
  • Tutoring is provided by caring and enthusiastic college student volunteers
  • Many of our volunteers are studying to become teachers in Iona’s accredited education program

What are the services?

We Offer…

  • Homework assistance for elementary and middle school students
  • Small group literacy and math lessons for students in the primary grades
  • Parent workshops
  • Family night
  • Cultural enrichment programs
  • Information on resources available in the community
  • The fine arts department offers our students exclusive free creative dance classes at Iona’s Performing Arts center
  • Opportunities for youngsters to feel comfortable in a college environment
  • Weekly story read-a-loud by prominent members of our college community
  • Holiday parties sponsored by various college organizations
  • Daily snacks

Schedule and Hours

  • We run spring and fall semester long sessions and follow Iona and New Rochelle public schools academic calendars
  • We are not open when New Rochelle public schools have a half day
  • Tutoring runs from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, when in session


Tutoring takes place in Amend Hall 1st floor. Please note that staff is only available Monday - Wednesday 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm when in session or by appointment only.


Success Center main phone number (914) 637-2772