Completion of our Second Year of Programming

It is always important as we continue to move forward that we take a moment to reflect on all we have accomplished. We have grown so much in our two years and are excited to share how our kids have matured into strong individuals in our community.


Statistics, benchmarks, and metrics covering the 2015-2016 programmatic year:
  • 32 student-athletes enrolled who averaged an 88% attendance record.
  • Retained 87% of our cohort.
  • Completed 14 hours of community service.
  • Traveled on 22 cultural exposure trips, totaling over 65 hours!
  • Hosted 15 guest speakers/presentations at our facilities.
  • Maintained 34 high-quality volunteers to aid with programming.
  • Enrolled 97% of our kids in 9 unique summer camp opportunities outside of our 4-week camp, receiving over $25,000 in scholarships to make it possible.
  • Raised $324,997 through fundraisers, including our YP LumenoCity Event and CSA Cup 2016.


Squash metrics, anecdotes, and achievements from 2015-2016:
  • Players won over 60+ matches.
  • Competed in 11 squash competitions.
  • Kiylah Smoot won 1st place in the GU11 division at the Halloween Grassroots Tournament.
  • Andreina Lara won 1st place in the GU13 division at the NUSEA Kenyon Midwest Urban Tournament.
  • 5 players got to fly to Boston for the first time to compete in theUrban Team Nationals at Harvard University.
  • 22 athletes, our largest single tournament showing, played at the CCC Grassroots Championships.
  • 100% of players have taken US Squash referee exam.
  • Kids watched 4-time world champion Amr Shabana play #4 Karim Abdel Gawad live in exhibition.
Academic achievements, metrics, and anecdotes from 2015-2016:
  • Averaged 1.11 years of growth on our Diagnostic Reading Assessment test, a literacy test employed to test reading growth through our program.
  • 69% of students made CSA’s honor roll!
  • Three scholars received significant scholarships to 7 Hills School.
  • 7 other students transition to different high schools, including Walnut, CHCA North Campus, Taft High, and Hughes.
  • Completed three novel studies– League and the Lantern,Crossover, and Secret Garden!
  • Engaged in custom curriculum surrounding Hispanic & African-American culture, artistic styles, mathematical principles, STEM-related engineering, environmental sustainability, patriotic duties, and civic responsibilities.


We are so proud of all the achievement are kids have accomplished in our second year of programming. We expect to see only more in the future!