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After School Program

Our after-school program is an opportunity to provide academic support, and build relationships with children K-5 who are experiencing homelessness. As an after-school volunteer you will empower students through learning, and have fun along the way! Volunteers assist in facilitating our easy-to-follow curriculum. The curriculum includes: homework help, literacy support & enrichment (STEAM activities). Volunteers will work with 1 to 3 children at a time depending on the number of students at the site.

The program takes place in one of our partnering shelters for a designated two-hours, Monday-Thursday. We ask that volunteers select a site and consistent day of the week that they will volunteer for the entirety of the program semester. Through your commitment, you will build stronger relationships with the students we serve.

Literacy Leaders Program

Our Literacy Leaders program is an opportunity to work one-on-one with a middle-school-aged student to improve their literacy skills and academic confidence, while simultaneously developing a passion for reading. The curriculum includes: homework help, literacy support & enrichment (STEAM activities).Volunteers will have an opportunity to facilitate enrichment activities and learning experiences that reflect each child's needs and interests.

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About Chicago HOPES for Kids

Location:

641 W. Lake St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL 60661, US

Mission Statement

Unstable housing situations can affect a student's ability to succeed academically. Chicago HOPES for Kids intervenes with academic support and caring, committed volunteers to help overcome the effects of homelessness. For more information about Chicago HOPES for Kids, please visit our website at www.chicagohopesforkids.org

Description

Chicago HOPES for Kids operates on a semester system with opportunities for students to attend sessions four days per week for 60-90 minutes per session throughout the Fall and Spring. The general focus of the program is literacy and homework assistance, with volunteer tutors providing academic support to homeless K-6 students living in the shelters. Each session is facilitated by a site coordinator who serves as the tutor supervisor and a liaison between Chicago HOPES for Kids and the shelter & students' parents. In addition, Chicago HOPES for Kids hosts enrichment partners that provide art, music, personal development, science and other fun, educational activities for the students several times throughout the semester.

Check out the details in the upper right hand corner for open volunteer positions!

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

641 W. Lake St., Suite 200Chicago, IL 60661

(41.88541,-87.64447)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time Commitment:  ○ The program takes place in one of our partnering shelters for a designated two-hours, Monday-Thursday. We ask that volunteers select a site and consistent day of the week that they will volunteer for the entirety of the program
  • Requirements  ○ Must be at least 18 years old and hold a high school diploma or GED  ○ Must attend a mandatory orientation  ○ Must pass a background check ○ Must be comfortable working with multiple students in an occasional fast-paced envi

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