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Volunteer Programs

Deliver the power of education to Chicago students facing financial barriers through weekly one-to-one tutoring.

Digital and in-person tutoring opportunities are available.

*Applications for the 2021-2022 school year are open! 

  • SMART PROGRAM

    AVAILABLE as A VIRTUAL PROGRAM ON MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENING

    AVAILABLE as an in-person program AT the following locations:

    • NEAR NORTH/LINCOLN PARK: MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENING
    • NEAR WEST/WEST LOOP: MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENING

    ALL tutoring sessions are held throughout the school year from 6:00 – 7:30pm.

    Our SMART program focuses on five areas of student achievement: Social Emotional Learning, Mathematics, Accountability, Reading, and Technology. Students and tutors have access to a wide variety of high-quality resources and activities designed to meet each student at their academic level. Sessions are held once a week for 90 minutes.

    Questions? Please contact EL Da’Sheon Nix, Director of Community Relations.

  • Middle School Tutoring Program

    AVAILABLE to returning 7th and 8th grade Tutoring Chicago students. we are not accepting new students for the middle school program at this time.

    AVAILABLE as a virtual program on MONDAY, TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENING from 6:00-7:30PM

    The Middle School Tutoring program features a curriculum designed specifically for 7th-8th grade learning needs with a focus on preparing students for high school transition and continued success in their education. Sessions are held once a week for 90 minutes.

    Questions? Please contact EL Da’Sheon Nix, Director of Community Relations.

  • LIT PROGRAM

    AVAILABLE as AN IN-PERSON PROGRAM ON MONDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS AT OUR NEAR NORTH/LINCOLN PARK LOCATION

    AVAILABLE as a VIRTUAL PROGRAM ON tUESDAY & WEDNESDAY EVENINGS

    The Literacy Intensive Tutoring (LIT) program is a structured reading curriculum. Students and tutors will focus on a variety of literacy components including letters and sounds, sight words, writing, and reading comprehension. This is not a homework program, students will be assessed and must qualify for this program. Qualifying students are considered to have difficulties reading at grade level and show an academic need for extra instruction in reading and writing. Students attend 90 minute sessions twice a week.

    Questions? Please contact EL Da’Sheon Nix, Director of Community Relations.

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