News & Updates

May 19, 2017

Farooq Ansari, the Founder of the Solving the Summer Learning Gap Club, recently received a letter from the United States Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos, and the US Department of Education. In this letter Secretary DeVos commends the awareness-raising efforts and...

May 15, 2017

"Learning happens everywhere, not only in the classroom...More than half of the achievement gap between lower- and higher-income youth is due to unequal access to summer learning opportunities." It is encouraging to see Mayor Garcetti and school officials in L.A. creat...

January 3, 2017

November 13, 2016

Honorable President Elect Donald J Trump

Secretary of Education (Nominee) Ms. Betsy DeVos

As the next President of the US you will bear the most direct responsibility to improve the life of the citizens in our country.  My name is Farooq Ansari, and I am...

January 3, 2017

Farooq Ansari along with club members Matt Liu, Paul Lam, Alfonso Sanchez, and Nikhil Simhambhatla assist students individually with their math worksheets at the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim as a part of the “Math and Basketball” program implemented in December 2016.

January 3, 2017

Farooq Ansari, Jake Eckel, Paul Lam, and Alfonso Sanchez explain the learning objectives of the day to students during the club’s “Math and Basketball” program, implemented at the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim in August 2016.

January 3, 2017

Farooq Ansari teaches long division to a student who participated in the “Math and Basketball” program during the summer break of 2016.

January 3, 2017

Club members Alfonso Sanchez and Paul Lam work with a student as a part of the “Math and Basketball” Program at the Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim during the 2016 summer break.

January 3, 2017

Jake Eckel and Farooq Ansari check individual students’ worksheet problems and explain math concepts to rising 4th and 5th graders over the summer.


February 18, 2016

Farooq Ansari delivers a speech at a public meeting at the city council of San Juan Capistrano to the mayor and his representatives. In his presentation, he discusses the summer learning loss as well as various strategies and policy measures that could be developed and...

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