• Domus NINER @ Point72


    Register HERE for the Domus NINER @ Point72 on September 17, 2017! Who in their right mind would willingly sign up to do that many pushups, burpees, lunges, or seconds of plank hold (plus a swim and a run)? Well, dozens of you, actually. Plus the fun after-party, plus the fact that you raise gobs of money for struggling but determined young people? Better start training now. Invite your friends (or enemies)--it's even more fun to accept your first-place medal with them in the crowd. 

  • Hope Changes Lives at Domus

    Click here to see how and why Domus helps our community's most vulnerable youth. By giving our kids HOPE they are able to engage, connect, and create a positive future. The video premiered at our Gala and was created by Craig Dobson. Check out his talented work here.

  • Re-designing Stamford Academy school model




    We're proud to have received a $150,000 planning grant from the Barr Foundation to re-design our Stamford Academy Charter High School model. In re-imagining our school, we'll look closely at mastery-based learning, flexible school hours, workforce development needs and integration, and multiple pathways to graduation and a meaningful high school diploma. Domus is one of nine organizations in New England chosen to be in this new cohort, now part of the Barr Foundation's $30 million investment over five years to connect all students to success in high school and beyond. Also excited to partner with legendary
    Springpoint! Click here to read more. 

     

Our Results

graduation croppedUnderstanding what works and what needs to be changed enables us to be better teachers, family advocates, and outreach workers. Across the organization, we’re committed to measuring change, setting goals, and telling our stories in ways which show you what results we’ve accomplished with your investments.
 
 
  • Stamford Academy high school students averaged greater school-year growth on the STAR Reading assessment than 67% of students nationwide with similar achievement histories.
  • Trailblazers Academy middle school students averaged greater school-year growth on the STAR Reading assessment than 59% of students nationwide with similar achievement histories.
  • Domus Academy middle school students averaged greater school-year growth on the STAR Math assessment than 79% of students nationwide with similar achievement histories.
  • 95% of youth referred to our juvenile court diversion program successfully avoided re-arrest in the six months following program completion.
  • 65% of the youth in our summer programs improved or maintained their literacy levels, successfully avoiding the summer slide—the school-break learning loss that sets back low-income youth an average of two months in reading skills.
  • 100% of eligible youth in our residential program graduated from high school and went on to college or a vocational program.