Dresden Elementary SchoolDresden Elementary School
The Mission of Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation is to energize community partners and business resources for the pursuit of educational excellence. We support students, teachers, staff by funding activities and programs that provide a p... Read more
The Mission of Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation is to energize community partners and business resources for the pursuit of educational excellence. We support students, teachers, staff by funding activities and programs that provide a positive learning environment, enriching activities and academic support.
The Dresden Elementary School Education Foundation is a 501c3 non-profit established to exclusively benefit Dresden Elementary School in Chamblee, Georgia. We sponsors programs to help students succeed, engage parents and support the teachers and school: One-To-One Tutoring - Volunteers provide individual reading and homework tutoring twice a week to students in grades K-3 from non English speaking homes. A goal of the after school program is to help students read at or above grade level by the end of third grade Classroom Reading Tutor--Kindergarten Volunteers provide individual tutoring to students, helping them learn to read, improve their vocabulary, and gain confidence in speaking English. Sessions are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday between 11:00am and 1:00pm. Classroom Tutor Volunteers help 5th grade students with reading, math and science. Sessions are held from 11:15am to 1:15pm on Monday, Tuesdays and Fridays. Coffee and Conversation - We hold lectures and workshops for the parents of all students enrolled at Dresden Elementary School. Teacher Support - We provide books and supplies to the teaching staff throughout the year. Grounds Beautification/Landscaping - Volunteers plant flowers, pull weeds and pick up trash throughout the school year.
I had the pleasure of attending a tutoring help session at Dresden Elementary School and it was an amazing experience! The children were so kind, well behaved and eager to learn and spend time with their tutors. The session was extremely organized and well thought out and communication with Ms. Margaret, the leader of the program, exceeded expectations. What I liked most about the program is that each student has an individual tutor. It was nice to see so many people involved and helping. Unfortunately I live almost an hour away from the school and am not able to continue being of help to the program and children. However I recommend this amazing opportunity to anyone interested in having a meaningful impact on a child's life a growth through teaching and mentorship. Thank you for the opportunity Dresden!
I highly recommend The One on One Tutoring program at Dresden Elementary School for anyone looking for a volunteer opportunity. The K-3 students are just delightful - very engaged and happy to have this support. This program runs smoothly. The program leaders are very dedicated, organized, flexible and accommodating. They have made it so easy for me to fit volunteering into my busy schedule. It feels really good to know I am having an impact in a young student's life.
by Mary L.
(Administrator for this Organization)(September 1, 2017)
I love volunteering as a Homework Help and Reading Mentor at Dresden Elementary School. I started last February after finding them on VolunteerMatch. I found tutoring so rewarding that I have volunteered again for the 2017-2018 school year. My experience with the program has been completely positive! The child I mentor is so sweet, enthusiastic and eager to learn that working with him is a joy. The other mentors are friendly and help/support one another. It is a small informal group so you really do get to know everyone. Margaret, the leader of the group, could not be more friendly and helpful. And, the use of my time is so effective--my entire commitment to the group is the time I spend tutoring. I was amazed at how quickly the children learn in one to one tutoring, I do feel I am changing his life! I hope you'll decide to join us, there are so many children who need your help!