1 person is interested
Tutor Milwaukee Refugee Children (K4-8th) - Virtual or In Person
ORGANIZATION: Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc
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1 person is interested
Support youth from refugee and immigrant families so that they become confident speakers, readers, and writers of English! English learners (ELs) are often given homework that is too hard for them to complete because they are not yet strong enough in English fundamentals. You can make a difference in the life of a child through this program that focuses on basic vocabulary, the alphabet, numbers, and reading. Strengthening these areas will give ELs the foundation they need to be successful at school!
Catholic Charities partners with Humboldt Park Elementary School (3230 South Adams Avenue, Milwaukee), and Zablocki Community School (Milwaukee) to match ELs most in need of support with volunteers passionate about education. Volunteers at Humboldt Park will work at school with groups of 3-4 students twice a week for 45 minutes. Volunteers with Zablocki School will work one-on-one with a student virtually twice a week for 30 minutes each session or at the student’s home once a week for an hour.
We will provide training and resources, but you will be responsible for teaching in a way that maximizes student strengths and encourages a love of learning! You will make a difference by building a positive relationship with an elementary school student and helping them advance their English!
Please also note: Due to the time it takes to complete training and to find a learner who is a good match, this is not a quick-start opportunity. We generally ask for a 6-month minimum commitment, ideally through the end of the 2022-2023 school year.
Likes to connect with others
Is engaging, fun, energetic, and able to create meaningful connections
Is compassionate and culturally sensitive
Feels comfortable working with individuals with varying levels of English
Works independently, yet is willing to ask questions, as needed
Thinks on their feet and creatively problem solve as the needs of the learner changes
People who were English language learners as children themselves or grew-up in immigrant families are encouraged to apply
Is comfortable communicating in English to speakers of various levels-English speakers of all levels are welcomed and encouraged to apply
No previous experience is necessary; training is provided. Teaching, tutoring, cross-cultural experiences or additional language skills are a plus
Must be 18 years old to volunteer alone or 16 to volunteer with the volunteer’s parent present
Technology (if meeting virtually)
Have access to a computer/tablet/phone with a webcam feature and reliable internet
Basic computer skills and familiarity with Zoom, WhatsApp or FaceTime
Virtual: Two 30-minute sessions per week, plus prep time
In-Person: One or two 45-minute sessions per week, plus prep time on Mondays and Wednesdays, between 12pm - 2pm or Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12pm and 2pm.
Zablocki School options are virtual or in-person tutoring at the youth’s home. Volunteering is flexible and can be on weekdays after school or on weekends.
Training & Materials
Volunteers will receive training before being matched and will have ongoing educational opportunities to enhance their teaching techniques through periodic check-ins, monthly newsletters, and Volunteer MeetUps that include virtual educational and collaboration time.
Slide decks are provided for the first 16 weeks and then support is provided so that you can create your own lessons.
While refugee and immigrant parents are passionate about their children’s education, many believe they cannot effectively help their children with homework because they grew up in a different educational system and/or struggle with English themselves. During the 2021-2022 school year, parents with children in this program noted improvements in their children’s reading comprehension and decoding skills, plus a boost in their overall confidence in speaking English improved. 89% of parents wanted their youth to participate in this program for the upcoming school year.
All of our programs are free to our refugee & immigrant learners, and we couldn’t provide the level of service we do without the help of our wonderful volunteers. We believe the connections our volunteers make with their learners are mutually beneficial and make our communities stronger and more vibrant.
Contact Marie Honel at email@example.com
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About Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Inc
2021 N 60th St, Milwaukee, WI 53208, US
Catholic Charities serves people of all faiths throughout the ten counties of Southeastern Wisconsin. Our Mission Statement: Inspired by Christ's call to serve, our mission is to provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same. Our Vision Statement: Our vision is to improve the lives of those we serve, to empower the most vulnerable, and to help reduce poverty through quality, compassionate, and effective human services.
Catholic Charities mission to "provide service to those in need, to advocate for justice and to call upon others to do the same" has been the core of our work since 1920. We measurably improve the lives of the poor in our communities and empower them to reach their full potential. When we accomplish this, lives are transformed and the benefits to the community can be exponential starting by improving the quality of life one person at a time.
With an outpouring of support from the community, we are able to help the poorest among us. We help people of all faiths, ages and cultures improve their ability to be self-sufficient, raise a family in more stable and healthy home, escape violence, cope with emotional and behavioral challenges, and overcome barriers to a better life.
Our Programs and Services:
- Behavioral Health/Counseling
- Outreach & Case Management
- Adoption Services
- Pregnancy Support Services
- Supported Parenting Services
- Adult Day Services
- In-Home Support Services
- Legal Services for Immigrants
- Refugee Resettlement Services
This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.
March 20, 2023
- Literacy / Reading
- Teaching / Instruction
- English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
- Cross-cultural Communication
- Relationship Building
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Virtual: Two 30-minute sessions per week, plus prep time In-Person: One or two 45-minute sessions per week, plus prep time on Mondays and Wednesdays, between 12pm – 2pm or Tuesdays and Thursdays between 12pm and 2pm.