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Devidasa Kawal Appointed Chief Operating Officer at Help Us Grow Foundation to Advance Literacy Programs

May 7, 2024


Help Us Grow, Foundation, Inc. (H.U.G.) 

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Phone: 502.465.8221 


Devidasa Kawal Appointed Chief Operating Officer at Help Us Grow Foundation to Advance Literacy Programs 

[Tampa, FL] — The Help Us Grow (H.U.G.) Foundation is excited to announce the appointment of Devidasa Kawal as its new Chief Operating Officer. Ms. Kawal has been in this role for eight months, during which she has been instrumental in leading the Help Us Grow Reading Program, an initiative focused on solving the literacy crisis in the United States. 

About Devidasa Kawal: 

Devidasa Kawal’s journey in education and leadership includes significant roles such as an Education Specialist at the Glazer Children’s Museum and leading the mathematics department in the New York City public school system. She also served as the Assistant Director of Strategic Initiatives. Ms. Kawal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Childhood Education and a dual degree in Language and Literature, along with a grant-funded Master’s in Mathematics and a Literacy Specialist endorsement from Columbia University. 

Mentorship and Leadership: 

Guided by mentorship from Dr. Michael Tomor, Executive Director of the Tampa Museum of Art, Ms. Kawal has developed a nuanced understanding of non-profit management. In her current role, she collaborates closely with Janine Broussard, the Founder and CEO of Help Us Grow Foundation, to spearhead initiatives that bolster the foundation’s reading programs, which provide access to educational experiences to elevate their success to become proficient readers by third grade. 

Impact and Initiatives: 

Under the banner of the Help Us Grow Foundation, which is dedicated to fostering social equality and education for all students, the reading program is built on a curriculum that incorporates character development and confidence building, helping struggling readers meet educational milestones. This approach has shown significant benefits in student engagement and behavior, contributing to the foundation’s mission to reduce the path to incarceration by providing robust educational support early in life. 

Future Directions: 

Looking ahead, Ms. Kawal intends to expand the reach and depth of the Help Us Grow Foundation’s programs, increasing the organization’s impact on communities and further enhancing its educational offerings. 

For more details about Devidasa Kawal’s contributions and the programs at the Help Us Grow Foundation Foundation, please visit or contact [email protected]. 

About Help Us Grow Foundation: 

The Help Us Grow (H.U.G.) Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to addressing the educational needs of children across the United States, promoting literacy and lifelong learning that empowers both individuals and communities. 


This press release is an official announcement and may contain forward-looking statements based on current expectations, forecasts, and assumptions that involve risks and uncertainties. These statements reflect the organization’s current beliefs and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties, and changes in circumstances that may differ materially from the results and experiences discussed in any forward-looking statements. 

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