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Communities of Rooted Brilliance

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After-school Tutoring
Our refugee youth greatly benefit from the support of classroom and in-home tutors.

CRB's Youth Education Program is seeking volunteer tutors to provide individualized and small group tutoring to refugee and EL youth attending Kent School District schools in an impactful after-school and summer program! Mentors will be able to identify hindrances to their students’ overall prosperity, promote regular goal setting, and deliver pertinent, hands-on support.

Self-realization and improved self-esteem for the young person are important goals of the relationship. We're hoping to find tutors who are compassionate, caring, and have cultural humility. We provide extensive training to our tutors, so everyone is prepared and ready to have a rewarding experience!

Time Involvement: 8-16 hours per week, with a minimum three-month commitment required.

Essential Job Functions include:

  • Work with CRB’s Youth Program Coordinator to support refugee and EL youth.
  • Instruct and facilitate individual, pair, and small group work.
  • Apply tutoring strategies that focus on increasing student’s comprehension, building academic skills, and creating results.
  • Provide feedback to Youth Program Coordinator on individual student progress and/or challenges on a consistent basis.
  • Complete daily volunteer log/time sheets and submit them for approval to the Youth Program Coordinator in a timely manner.
  • Give extra support to students, as needed.

Position requirements:

  • Reside in Seattle Metro Area
  • COVID-19 Vaccination preferred
  • Prior experience tutoring youth is helpful, but not necessary.
  • Cultural humility, including experience working with individuals who have limited formal education and/or English literacy skills.
  • Ability to adapt to changing situations; to be comfortable teaching in a multi-level classroom.
  • Adept at facilitating educational activities with individuals or small groups.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Complete daily volunteer log/time sheets and submit them for approval to the Youth Program Coordinator in a timely manner
  • Exceptional organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to maintain a consistent tutoring schedule.
  • Abide by all of CRB’s established protocols, codes of conduct, and procedures
  • Join a community of people with similar values, built on the foundation of helping others and giving back to the community.
  • Hands-on experience in community engagement activities
  • Support a community-based organization to improve the lives of refugee and immigrant families in the South King County Region

Application Process:

  • Volunteer application
  • Phone Interview with Program Manager
  • Orientation and background check
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About Communities of Rooted Brilliance


1265 S. Main Street, Suite 309, Seattle, WA 98144, US

Mission Statement

Communities of Rooted Brilliance (CRB) partners with newcomer communities and helps them thrive through educational opportunities and social support services, while also honoring their traditional customs..


We began in 2009, then known as the Coalition for Refugees from Burma. Our work at that time centered around helping refugees from Burma survive the trauma of resettlement from a jungle war zone or detention camp to an extremely dissimilar urban culture.

Over time, we found that our work was deeply needed within many newcomer communities, so our mission adapted and we changed our name to Communities of Rooted Brilliance to better reflect our partnerships.

CRB helps newcomer communities heal, grow, and thrive through our early learning, youth engagement, and family support programs. Our work is centered around three foundational concepts.

  1. The families we serve are partners in our work, and we continually seek out their knowledge and wisdom on the services we offer.
  2. Our programs are always education-based because we believe that education is the way to a healthier and happier future.
  3. We honor and recognize that dedicated leadership exists within each community, and we partner with these leaders to serve their communities in culturally responsive ways.

Since 2009, we have proudly partnered with about 500 South King County residents annually. Today, we continue to provide programming to engage the whole family, from pre-kindergarten to adulthood.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Kent, WA 98030



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • Group


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8-16 hours per week, with a minimum three-month commitment required.

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