Founded in 1999, we are a New York State not-for-profit
corporation and a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Our Mission:

to help females learn the mathematics—and "numbers-related" disciplines—they need to achieve their academic and career goals.

Programs

Female Math Course summer/fall 2017

If you're one of the 50,000 women in New York City who has been struggling for years to pass a high school equivalency mathematics test—GED and/or TASC—and who would do almost anything to pass that test, the Female Math Course is probably for you!

Day of Remediation-Math summer 2017
Optimal learning happens when "new" information interacts, in working memory, with "old" information recalled from long-term memory.  This class, a pre-requisite form most Helicon, Inc. programs, was created to help people acquire the knowledge base of easily retrievable facts which is essential to the learning of mathematics.
Specialized High Schools Admissions Test Prep for African-American and Latina Girls summer/fall 2017
Of the 15,286 students enrolled in NYC's Specialized High Schools, 6,451 (42%) are female. Extrapolating that percentage: 698 (412 Hispanic & 286 Black), or 5%, are girls of color—and that's simply unacceptable! This course seeks to remedy the situation.
Introduction to Spatial Reasoning Workshops fall 2017
Spatial Reasoning is a very important and powerful problem-solving skill and an essential component for competence in many STEM careers, e.g., architecture, astronomy, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, physics, etc.  These workshops will provide the training to help improve the mathematical ability of middle-school girls.
VBA Programming for Microsoft Excel winter 2018
Visual Basic for Applications, a programming language developed by Microsoft, is the tool that people use to automate aspects of Excel.  No prior programming knowledge is required for this course; just a reasonable amount of computer literacy.
Basics of Bookkeeping winter 2018
This class is for women interested in starting or growing a small business:  Learn the basics of bookkeeping and how to generate financial statements.