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Aspire Education Project

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Aspire Education Project is looking for new members to join our Board of Directors. If you have a passion for helping students meet their potential and an interest in working with a nonprofit to achieve this through educational mentorship this is the board for you! Here's a little more about us:


More than homework help. Real results. Real growth.

Future success starts with good grades, but it continues with educational mentorship. Not only do we empower our students to meaningfully better their grades, we prepare them to be successful in the next stage of their educational career. In each and every session, we equip them with the skills to become independent active learners and communicators. "If you use us, soon you won't even need us." That impact is perhaps most felt in our Community Reading Buddies program in which all our teenage students are invited to be trained in emotional intelligence and communication skills and mobilized to mentor a younger student in literacy


CRB

Of all the success stories of '19-20, there was probably no greater success than that of our Community Reading Buddies (CRB) program. For 25 years, CRB has been connecting youth volunteers in the Bay Area with low income preK-3rd graders for a summer of one-on-one reading. Mentors not only work to close the early literacy gap, they also receive the type of social-emotional training, experience, and support they need to be successful, independent adults. Thanks to a new partnership with award-winning digital literacy platform BookNook, COVID-19 didn’t interrupt our plans. In fact, it opened the door to new possibilities. Youth Mentors were able to use a dynamic platform that regularly assessed Buddies’ growth and quickly adjusted to their areas of growth. Through that new virtual programming, our 137 Buddies grew by an average of more than a third of a grade level in literacy in only seven weeks. Over a full year, that would be more than two years of literacy growth! More than that, 93% of Youth Mentors grew in at least one critical social-emotional trait. But this is not only exciting for these students. It’s exciting for the potential of CRB’s future. For years, in-person logistics have made it impossible to expand beyond a summer program. Now equipped with a proven virtual program, CRB can go year-round. And the community is asking for it. Though we accepted 137 Buddies, over 900 Oakland families expressed interest.

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About Aspire Education Project

Location:

1721 Broadway, Ste 201, Oakland, CA 94612, US

Mission Statement

Aspire Education Project dedicates itself to the academic excellence of students in the San Francisco Bay Area through building relationships, encouraging academic engagement, and empowering those we teach to educate others.

Description

More than homework help. Real results. Real growth.

Future success starts with good grades, but it continues with educational mentorship. Not only do we empower our students to meaningfully better their grades, we prepare them to be successful in the next stage of their educational career. In each and every session, we equip them with the skills to become independent active learners and communicators. "If you use us, soon you won't even need us." That impact is perhaps most felt in our Community Reading Buddies program in which all our teenage students are invited to be trained in emotional intelligence and communication skills and mobilized to mentor a younger student in literacy.

1:1 Impact: Through revenues from tutoring and donations Aspire puts resources towards achieving educational equity and providing scholarships to under resourced students in Oakland and San Francisco last year achieving a ratio of 1:1 in one-on-one tutoring providing one hour scholarship for every paid hour of tutoring. The more private tutoring we have, the more we're not only able to provide more scholarship hours, but keep the costs for those programs for underserved students at an affordable rate.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1721 Broadway, Ste 201Oakland, CA 94612

(37.80705,-122.26987)
 

SKILLS

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Strategic Planning
  • Child Development
  • Fundraising

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • About 2-6 hours per month for board meetings and committee meetings and some external networking
  • Help the board fundraise and seek partners as needed. Attend fundraising events.

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