Communities In Schools in partnership with United Way is looking for volunteers to be a Mentor for our Be A Middle School Mentor Program. Mentors are needed for students in grades 6-8 for North Side Schools: King, Allegheny, Manchester, Manchester Academic Charter, and Morrow. Our program allows for a flexible and low time commitment, needing to only dedicate 45 -60 mins once a week from October through May.
The Be A Middle School Mentor Program follows school holidays, in-service/testing days, and any inclement weather days.
Mentoring at Manchester Elementary takes place on Fridays, 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm
*** During the COVID pandemic, mentoring will be conducted remotely. This will continue until it is safe for in-person mentoring to resume. All mentors must have their own device and internet access to participate. Mentor interviews will also be conducted remotely.**
About Communities In Schools, Pittsburgh - Allegheny County
6435 Frankstown Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206, US
Communities In Schools of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County (CIS) is a private, non-profit dropout prevention organization that is an affiliate of the nation's largest and most effective stay-in-school network. The CIS Mission is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. We achieve our mission through working in public schools, facilitating after-school programs, and through CIS-operated, state-approved non-traditional alternative educational academies.
CIS believes that every child needs and deserves the five basics:
1. A personal one-on-one relationship with a caring adult 2. A safe place to learn and grow 3. A healthy start and a healthy future 4. A marketable skill to use upon graduation 5. A chance to give back to peers and the community.
CIS of Pittsburgh-Allegheny County serves approximately 1,000 educationally at-risk students each year in the following programs: In School Programs - Connections.CIS provides the link between schools and the community by placing a full-time coordinator in a school to provide integrated student services, bringing caring volunteer resources into the schools to address children’s unmet needs. Results:
CIS coordinated over 1100 volunteer hours and worked with over 150 partnering businesses and organizations to serve 1,500 students last year.
Of the CIS tracked students, 74% maintained or improved their academic achievement and 92% improved their attendance.
After-school and Summer Programs. Results:
53% of the students in CIS after-school programs improved school attendance
43% of the students participating improved regular school day attendance by 90%
60% of the students participating improved their math grades
57% of the students participating improved their reading grades
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
October 12, 2020
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
One hour per week, October through May.
PA Act 33/34 Clearances, Video Interview, Mentor Application