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Mission Statement

Working in the Schools (WITS) creates positive learning communities through a portfolio of volunteer literacy mentor programs and teacher professional development; a comprehensive design to inspire students' passion for reading.

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WITS promotes literacy and a love of learning in elementary public school students in Chicago through a volunteer-powered, outcomes-based portfolio of programs. Our programs connect communities and break down barriers through mobilizing corporate and community volunteers to "give back" to neighborhood schools and by exposing low-income Chicago children to caring adults from diverse backgrounds.

WITS offers a portfolio of eight different programs: WITSKindergarten, Mid-day Mentoring, Workplace Mentoring, WITS on the Weekend, Classroom Reading Tutors, WITSummer Early Childhood, WITSummer in the Parks, and Boundless Readers. Our volunteer base consists of corporate and government employees, college students, retirees, and community members of all ages and backgrounds. In its third decade of providing tutoring and mentoring services, WITS remains dedicated to training, placing, and transporting volunteers into Chicago public schools.

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