Tutors for Unstably Housed High School Students

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Homeless Children's Education Fund

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Homeless Children's Education Fund (HCEF) is seeking volunteer tutors for high school students experiencing homelessness/housing instability. All volunteers will need to provide clearances and undergo a training before being matched with a student.

Volunteers will meet once per week for 1 hour with a high school student to work on a particular subject, college/scholarship/FAFSA applications, and/or SAT/ACT prep. HCEF staff will work with each student/tutor pair to schedule a regular meeting time on a case-by-case basis; all tutoring sessions will take place at whatever Carnegie Library branch is most accessible to the student on a regular day/time, once scheduled.

Tutors should be able to commit to at least one full semester of work with a particular student, though we would love for anyone to be able to stay on longer.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working with teens
  • Prior tutoring experience
  • Strong communication
  • Patience
  • Empathy
  • Creative problem-solving

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About Homeless Children's Education Fund


1901 Centre Ave, Suite 301, Pittsburgh, PA 15219, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to advance the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness, guiding them to be productive, empowered citizens. As a national model for addressing the educational needs of unstably-housed children and youth, HCEF leads a collaborative effort among regional partners by providing educational programs and services in Allegheny County and advocating for policy and system improvement.


Volunteers with the Homeless Children's Education Fund provide direct service to the children and youth in our programs through tutoring and mentoring. They help with special events and in the office and advocate for them through our outreach efforts throughout Allegheny County.


Wed Feb 05, 2020 - Fri May 08, 2020
02:00 PM - 07:00 PM  


Carnegie Libraries of PittsburghPittsburgh, PA 15219



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • STEM




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 19
  • Orientation or Training
  • One one-hour session each week

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