Shelter-based literacy program in Berkeley/North Oakland Border!

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ORGANIZATION: Community Education Partnerships

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Interested in teaching? Want to connect with the community? Here at Community Education Partnerships, you can do both!

Learning changes lives and futures. Share your love of learning by joining Community Education Partnerships’ (CEP) caring team of volunteer tutors. CEP provides tutoring and mentoring to pre-K to 12th-grade students experiencing homelessness. CEP Tutors are a consistent and caring presence in the life of our students, fostering a deep love of learning and ensuring that they are set up for academic success.

We are specifically looking for tutors that are available to help students of all ages in Elmwood by joining our amazing after-school Shelter-Based Literacy Program!

The literacy program meets once a week on Thursdays from 6 - 7 pm to support students in small groups.

  • Focus on literacy skills with kids of all ages in a group of 12
  • Must complete full orientation and background check
  • Training and ongoing support provided
  • Minimum age 16. Minors must have an adult supporter who will supervise tutoring

Safety Information: Social distancing, masks, and enhanced hygiene measures are required. All volunteers and students must be fully vaccinated. TB test required. All volunteers must also complete a two hour Mandated Reporter Training.

Ready to change a student’s life? Click on the I want to help button or visit:

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About Community Education Partnerships


2909 McClure Street, Oakland, CA 94609, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Community Education Partnerships (CEP) is to increase the learning opportunities and enhance the academic achievement of students experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity in the Bay Area.


The primary function of CEP is to recruit and train volunteers to provide high-quality academic tutoring for children experiencing housing insecurity in the pre-kindergarten - 12th grade school system. Volunteers get matched with a student with whom they meet once per week, typically at a shelter or transitional home.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Berkeley, CA 94705



  • General Education
  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Relationship Building


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hour orientation trainings, 2 hour Mandated Reporter Training, and 1 hour a week for tutoring sessions
  • LiveScan and Mandated Reporter Training Certificate

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