Helicon, Inc. (theMathematics Resource and Support Center for Females) was founded in 1999 to help females learn the mathematics (and "numbers-related" disciplines) they need to achieve their academic and career goals. Since 1999, more than 7,500 females (and a growing number of males) have attended classes and/or workshops conducted by Helicon, Inc. They are Asian-American, Black, Latina, and White from all over New York City; most who attend are African-American (50%) and Latina (27%). Their ages range from 18 to 74 years. Most are from the more economically–challenged strata of our society; and almost all are products of New York City public schools.