Support Neighborhood Schools as a Homework Helper at Earle Elementary Chicago


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2040 W 62nd St.Chicago, IL 60636


Do you have a passion for education and some free time in the afternoon?

Are you upset by the educational inequality in our city and want to make a difference?

The Community Schools Initiative, a part of Children’s Home Aid’s Clinical and Community Services, works to alleviate the barriers to learning created by poverty and violence for students attending struggling Chicago Public Schools.

The Community Schools Program Staff would like to provide more one-on-one support for students during the homework portion of the programming, and are usually eager to have support during the arts/sports portion also. They are counting on community members to step up and fill the gaps where there is not enough funding for staff. The schools would appreciate ongoing volunteers who could come once weekly (or more if interested) and be a reliable presence for the kids.

Children's Home & Aid works with students who come from Chicago's most impoverished, violent, and resource-limited communities. We provide supportive services to help encourage students' academic achievement and social-emotional development. Since 2002, Children’s Home Aid has provided academic support, enrichment, counseling services and parent and community programs in a safe and supportive environment at its partner schools during the after-school hours.

Programming at Earl runs Monday - Thursday from 3:45-5:45 pm and runs throughout the school year.


  • Tutoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Literacy / Reading

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1-2 hours/week 3:30-5:30
  • Health Screen/TB test required

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