After School Tutoring and Homework Support
MISSION FIRST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
Plaza West is an affordable housing development specifically serving grandparents raising grandkids. Due to the impact of COVID-19 the 76 youth in the building will be attending classes virtually. Many of our grandparents are ill-equipped to provide at-home instructional support. To prevent further exacerbating the achievement gap we are seeking the assistance and support of volunteers to help provide one on one in-person tutoring assistance to youth who need in-person support. Tutoring sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday from 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm.
Our grandparents are also a high-risk population so we will be taking all safety precautions by making re-inforcing masks, limiting the number of people in the room, providing temperature checks, and disinfecting all surfaces. We can support any additional safety requests that are reasonable.
Instruction would happen in a large room with 1 - 4 students with the assistance of the Youth Development Coordinator.
No prior instructional expertise is required but volunteers must be comfortable working with diverse populations and have sufficient to strong knowledge of the content area for which they are seeking to provide tutoring support. Expertise in special education support is also highly welcomed.
About MISSION FIRST HOUSING DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION
1330 NEW HAMPSHIRE AVE NW SUITE 116, WASHINGTON, DC 20036, US
Mission First Housing Group’s mission is to develop and manage affordable, safe and sustainable homes for people in need, with a focus on the vulnerable. We ensure our residents have access to resources to help them live independently. We deliver housing that provides long-term benefits to residents and neighborhoods, alike.
Mission First’s original purpose was to provide for the housing needs of adults living with chronic mental illness. In June 1989, Mission First acquired its first property - a South Philadelphia duplex. Our first resident moved in to an apartment there October 1, 1989 and lived there for 22 years.
Over the course of our history, Mission First employed a number of key strategies and innovative practices to support its expansion, including incorporating an affiliated nonprofit entity to lease, manage and maintain its properties and coordinate resident services; leveraging funding to acquire property; assembling complex financing sources; and developing a successful model for utilizing mergers, acquisitions and friendly take-overs to help stabilize troubled affordable housing projects and expand its portfolio.
Having developed a successful model for providing safe, quality, affordable housing for a particularly vulnerable population, Mission First sought to expand its model to new geographies and serve others in need. Mission First’s footprint is now the entire Mid-Atlantic region and it now serves a diverse resident population that includes families, veterans, survivors of domestic violence,seniors and individuals with disabilities.
Today Mission First provides safe, affordable, sustainable homes to more than 5,500 people in over 3,800 units.