Centro Romero is a community-based organization serving the refuge/immigrant population in northeast Chicago. Rooted in the deep commitment to social justice exemplified by the eponymous Saint Oscar Romero, we seek to improve the lives and livelihoods of the communities we serve in a number of ways, including through adult education. We are in need of volunteers to help tutor and teach adult students in our ELA and ESL programs. This could take the form of a weekly lesson to reinforce classroom learning, offering independently devised lesson for students whose work schedule does not allow for classroom interaction, simply meeting each week for an hour or more to give your student practice speaking in English or helping in class to model what students should be doing in order to aid in comprehension and offering mini-lessons based on instructor guidance. Hours are flexible--we will pair you with a student with similar availability and work around your schedule. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to avoid a gap in their employment history while on furlough due to Covid-19. And not only is it a great resume builder, but it is also a way to make a difference in the lives of individuals and, through them, in the life of the northeast Chicago community. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and walks of life, but you must have a high school diploma and reside in the state of Illinois for at least 70% of the year in order to volunteer with us.
Helping the immigrant and refugee community achieve self-sufficiency for more than 30 years. Through education, Centro Romero emphasizes the development of the whole family unit, the creation of community leadership and self-reliance.
Centro Romero has been a community-based organization that serves the refugee immigrant population on the northeast side of Chicago. Our interrelated programs include the Youth Learning and Leadership Program, Family Services (encapsulating the Domestic Violence Prevention Program, the Public Benefits Program, and the New Americans Initiative), Adult Education, and Legal Services. These are essential services that support healthy personal and social development of participants. Our long-term organizational goal is to bridge a disenfranchised community of immigrants and refugees into mainstream American society as well as improving their opportunity for upward social mobility. Long-term sustainable growth of our target population will only be achieved through education, leadership development, advocacy, and service; we accordingly focus our energy on these related initiatives.
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees
Race & Ethnicity
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
January 11, 2021
Literacy / Reading
English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
Reading / Writing
Must be at least 16
We ask that you give at least an hour a week for a minimum of 3 to 6 months