Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights is a service-based, human rights organization that provides housing, health care, human services, and human rights protections to the most poor and vulnerable people in our society, and uses its 118 years of experience to advocate for social justice.
Heartland Human Care Services' (HHCS) Adult Volunteer Literacy (AVL) Project provides English as a Second Language instruction, emphasizing language fluency and competencies that are relevant to the daily lives of the adult students served. The AVL project is an essential component of HHCS' Refugee and Immigrant Community Services (RICS) department. Classes are held at a RICS site in the Belmont-Cragin neighborhood. Volunteers provide classroom, small group, and one-on-one instruction for adult learners.
RICS is currently seeking volunteer citizenship preparation tutors.
Beginning in July, RICS will be offering a Citizenship Preparation class to help prepare students to take the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Naturalization Interview and Examination. We are looking for volunteers to support individual students who would like additional help with the class content.
Volunteers could tutor before the class, starting at 5:30 or 6 pm once a week depending on volunteers' availability. All volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of one day a week throughout the duration of a 3-month quarter.
The volunteer citizenship tutors will be supported by lead teachers (staff) at the site. Lead teachers provide resources for tutoring sessions. Volunteer citizenship tutors are expected to inform the lead teacher if they will not be able to attend a tutoring session.
About Heartland Human Care Services - A Company of Heartland Alliance
4411 N. Ravenswood and 5715 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60640, US
To achieve freedom from want, fear, and injustice for people marginalized by poverty, displacement, or situations of vulnerability by developing and providing a continuum of services that meet basic needs, build strengths, safeguard human rights, and provide opportunities for positive change.
Heartland Human Care Services (HHCS) is the human services partner of Heartland Alliance for Human Needs & Human Rights, a servicebased human rights organization that provides material assistance to meet basic human needs and other services and advocacy that foster empowerment, societal participation, and self-sufficiency. HHCS delivers a variety of services to newly-arrived refugees, asylees and immigrants through its Refugee & Immigrant Community Services (RICS). RICS is comprised of a dedicated, multi-lingual and multi-cultural staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise in the refugee and immigrant fields.