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After-School Tutoring Program

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  • 7 people are interested

After-School Tutoring at the DIS

  • What: Life Remodeled will offer after school tutoring and homework assistance to Durfee Elementary-Middle School students grades 2nd-8th
    • Volunteers will work with 1 to 2 students with their homework, educational activities, and I-ready learning platform
  • Safety: Daily temperature checks, small classroom sizes, masks will be worn at all times
  • When: Mondays & Wednesdays beginning November 9th
  • Time: 3pm-5pm (volunteers should arrive no later 2:30pm)
  • Location: Durfee Innovation Society (2470 Collingwood Detroit, MI)
  • Commitment Options: Volunteers can choose one from the following commitment options. We are looking for volunteers to commit to a minimum of 1 month:
    • Mondays only
    • Wednesdays only
    • Mondays & Wednesdays


No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.



PO BOX 28508, DETROIT, MI 48228, US

Mission Statement

We exist to bridge people across divides to help transform each other’s lives - investing approximately $5 million in cash, labor and materials into one Detroit neighborhood each year. Projects are determined by the community’s needs and vision, and we assist in three areas: Remodeling a community asset, repairing owner-occupied homes, and mobilizing 10,000 volunteers to beautify 300 city blocks in six days. Throughout the process of unifying for a common mission, participants begin to realize how much they respect and need each other, which is a catalyst for long-term relationships and partnerships.


Watching the news can be a painful reminder of how divided our country truly is. Race, religion and educational background are just a few divides across which we struggle to cooperate. In addition, despite sometimes living only miles apart, Americans of ample means and those living in poverty dwell in drastically different worlds. Rarely do we put forth the effort necessary to overcome the challenges of communicating and understanding one another, which cripples society’s ability to find impactful solutions.

In Metropolitan Detroit, we have witnessed well-intentioned suburban individuals and groups attempt to alleviate Detroit’s poverty crisis. We have also seen residents of the inner city make attempts to share their wealth of knowledge regarding oppressive systems that go unaddressed. Yet both are apprehensive about making the sacrifices necessary to develop meaningful relationships with one another. While financial resources are critical to urban renewal, all parties must come with the mindset that they have something to give and receive. Therefore, a different model of charity must exist where all sides are inspired to do the hard work of relationship building.

This is where Life Remodeled comes in.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Durfee Innovation Society 2470 CollingwoodDetroit, MI 48206



  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing
  • Mathematics




  • 2-4 hours per week
  • Must be able to commit to at least 1 month in order to volunteer.

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