OC Register: Nicholas tutoring centers target expansion

SANTA ANA – UC Irvine and the two Nicholas Academic Centers, started by Broadcom co-founder Henry T. Nicholas III, will enter a partnership that could lead to the expansion of the after-school tutoring and mentoring programs throughout the county.

Researchers with the university's education department will help establish benchmarks for tracking students after they leave the program, in college and beyond, and recommend strategies to expand the reach and scope of the program.

Officials will make the announcement Wednesday during a ceremony at Nicholas' Newport Coast home for 66 graduating seniors who were mentored through the program.

"We are excited to work with one of the nation's best universities to help determine how we can grow and increase our impact," said Corina Espinoza, the centers' newly appointed assistant executive director. "We have accomplished great results and now we want to accelerate our performance."\

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Ashley Temm