Breaking the Cycle

Empowering Children & Families to Thrive and Reach Their Fullest Potential In A Therapeutic Environment

Our Work & MISSION

We’re champions of strategic change in early childhood and youth education.

Our goal is to create an equitable landscape that creates high-quality opportunities to learn and grow—no matter what zip code a child lives in.

Working in the Third Ward, Generation One is a living laboratory for education research and development. With high-quality early education, engaging after-school programming, and family support, Generation One empowers children and families to thrive and reach their fullest potential.

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The Why

When equity is a priority, it's a matter of justice. Trauma in children creates inequity. Inequity fuels injustice.

— Dr. Ivy Bonk,
Childhood Trauma Expert & Author

The single most powerful predictor of the ability to read at 3rd grade level is: Did you start kindergarten ready to learn and read?

—  Dr. Stephen L. Klineberg,
Prophetic City: Houston on Cusp of a Changing America

Only 39% of HISD and 53% of Texas kindergarteners enter school kinder-ready (i.e. ready to read and learn).

— Good Reason Scorecard, 2020

Our Difference

1 to 8

Teacher to Student


Increase in Positive
Social Skills


Donors Make Sure Quality Education is Tuition Free


Academy Students Transition to Kindergarten Ready to Learn


Of Families are
Actively Engaged

Our Programs


The Academy


Next Gen