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Howard Area Reading Program (HARP) Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Howard Area Community Center

  • 10 people are interested

Position: Howard Area Reading Program (HARP) Volunteer
Department: Youth Development Services
Location: Oakton Elementary School in southeast Evanston
436 Ridge Ave, Evanston, IL 60202
Reports to: Barbra Kaufman and Beth Liebman
General Description:
HARP is one of the longest-running literacy programs in the country-serving children for
over 40 years! We proudly serve students in the Greater Rogers Park Area and Evanston.
Volunteer mentors work one-on-one with one student throughout the duration of the
program. Students are in second through fourth grade. HARP Volunteers mentor and tutor
children to develop literacy skills and build confidence in themselves and their academic
HARP Reading Specialists train new volunteers, and all lesson plans and materials will be
provided, and tutoring is always supervised by our program coordinator who will be able to
provide support as needed.
Time Commitment: One or two days a week between Monday and Thursday 3:00pm5:00pm
October through mid-May (Training scheduled for September).

● Tutor and mentor one student once a week to develop literacy skills and build
academic confidence.
● Attend all trainings as assigned by our program manager.
● Utilize curriculum and materials as assigned by our program manager.
● Must be at least 18 years of age
● Able to keep to a consistent schedule and be available from October through May
● Interest in working with eager struggling readers
● Willingness to follow lesson plans
● Good sense of humor!
If you are interested, please fill out our volunteer application here and our volunteer
coordinator will reach out to you shortly.
Under "Volunteer Interest," please select "other" and specify the HARP Program.
Volunteer - Howard Area Community Center | Rogers Park | Chicago, IL

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About Howard Area Community Center


7648 N. Paulina, Chicago, IL 60626, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Howard Area Community Center is to assist low-income individuals and families in the greater Rogers Park and adjacent communities to stabilize their lives and to develop the social skills necessary to become effective community members


Howard Area Community Center (HACC) is a social service agency that provides free education, employment, and health assistance programs for the greater Rogers Park area. Many of HACC’s services are life-sustaining. Individuals and families set their own goals, and HACC is here to lend a helping hand along their journey to success.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy


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436 Ridge AvenueEvanston, IL 60202



  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Child Development
  • Reading / Writing


  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 18
  • Two days a week, 3pm-5pm, Monday-Thursday
  • Commit to weekly volunteering, October-May.

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