Schools of Hope Volunteer Literacy Tutor (Spanish Speaking) Elementary Schools

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Schools of Hope Program

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SOH Tutor
Schools of Hope Literacy Tutor

Our mission is to work with school staff and community volunteers to improve literacy skills of elementary school students (Kindergarten - 5th Grade).

Through patience and encouragement, the volunteers often enhance the self-esteem and confidence in the children they work with, too. We see these results by noting the children's successes in their classrooms as well as the results of school-based and standardized tests.

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 school year. Tutoring usually begins in the middle of October. New tutors will be placed until Spring Break (mid-March 2020).

Schools of Hope volunteers:

  • Are placed between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. (mostly in the morning) Monday to Friday
  • Work in elementary schools in Madison and Sun Prairie.
  • Commit at least one hour per week on a consistent basis for at least one academic semester
  • Receive on-site orientation and training

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About Schools of Hope Program


128 East Olin Avenue, Suite 202, Madison, WI 53713, US

Mission Statement

The Schools of Hope AmeriCorps Project (SOH) is a dynamic community partnership which has developed an evidence-based model of tutoring intervention fueled by impassioned AmeriCorps members and committed community volunteers.


SOH began in 1995 as a civic journalism project that developed into a unique collaboration of the United Way of Dane County and the Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD) with the support of the Sun Prairie Area School District. Its mission is to provide literacy tutoring support to improve the academic achievement of kindergarten through fifth-grade students. Since 1998 Schools of Hope has received funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service, first as an AmeriCorps VISTA project and since 2007 as an AmeriCorps program. In 2016-17, 21 AmeriCorps members serve elementary school sites in Madison and Sun Prairie. Members serve as tutor coordinators in designated high-need schools, directing their considerable energy and talent toward advancing literacy achievement by matching skilled volunteers with students, providing direct tutoring service themselves, and helping low-income families build home library collections.


Tue Oct 15, 2019 - Fri May 01, 2020
08:30 AM - 03:00 PM  


Madisonand Sun Prairie Elementary SchoolsMadison, WI 53713



  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 hour/week

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