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Centro Romero Adults (ESL)

Amy Eisenstein

Area: Rogers Park

Centro Romero is a community-based organization that primarily targets Spanish-speaking immigrants. As volunteers for the adult education program, students serve as tutors in ESL and citizenship classes and work with students one-on-one or in small groups.  Some classes may require training and some knowledge of Spanish may be useful, but is not required.

 

Centro Romero After School

Tess Stevens tessstevens2015@u.northwestern.edu

Gordon Younkin gordonyounkin2016@u.northwestern.edu

Area: Rogers Park

Volunteers typically tutor children ages 7-12.  Each volunteer works with 1 to 3 children and is expected to help them finish their homework, practice math, reading and spelling and then play games with them. Some knowledge of Spanish may be help, but is not required.

 

Centro Romero Intercambios

Saroja Caffey sarojacaffey2015@u.northwestern.edu

Thidar Khine thidarkhine2015@u.northwestern.edu

Michell Kim michellkim2015@u.northwestern.edu

Volunteers typically tutor children ages 7-12.  Each volunteer works with 1 to 3 children and is expected to help them finish their homework, practice math, reading and spelling and then play games with them. Some knowledge of Spanish may be help, but is not required.

 

Southeast Asia Center

Interested of being a site leader? contact us: ncdccommunityoutreach@gmail.com

Area: Uptown/Argyle

Volunteers tutor, mentor and play with the children.  South East Asia Center serves a mostly Vietnamese and Eritrean clientele; volunteers work with groups of children from either kindergarten to 1st grade or 5th- 6th grade.

 

Heartland Alliance

Interested in being a site leader? contact us: ncdccommunityoutreach@gmail.com

Area: Rogers Park

Heartland Alliance’s mission is to respond to the human needs of endangered populations such as the poor, the isolated and the displaced.  Volunteers teach ESL and play with the children in the site’s youth program.

 

Chinese Mutual Aid

interested in being a site leader? contact us: ncdccommunityoutreach@gmail.com

Area: Uptown/Argyle

Chinese Mutual Aid is a site for individual volunteers. Tutors for adults teach reading and writing while tutors for children work in the Family Literacy Program and help children to read, write, do math and create artwork.

 

Asian Youth Services

Charles Lin charleslin2014@u.northwestern.edu

Silas Wong silaswong2014@u.northwestern.edu

Area: Northwestern Chicago

AYS deals with education and poverty by providing students in the Chicagoland area who do not have access to mentoring and school supplies with those resources. Volunteers serve as mentors and tutors to the AYS students, helping them with anything from art and science projects to basic reading skills and piano, violin, guitar, and ballet lessons.

 

Student Enterprise for Language Foundation (SELF)

Want to site lead? Contact ncdccommunityoutreach@gmail.com

Area: Uptown

Volunteers work as ESL tutors at an elementary school (Pierce or Stockton) teaching reading, writing and other basic English skills.  Proficiency in Spanish, Polish and/or Urdu is strongly recommended. Volunteers can go in groups or individually.

 

RefugeeOne

Interested in being a site leader? Contact us! ncdccommunityoutreach@gmail.com

Area: Rogers Park

RefugeeOne (IRIM) helps immigrant families transition into the American culture.  This involves helping at the afterschool program organized by IRIM for refugee children.  Volunteers tutor and play with children in addition to facilitating other activities.

 

Pan-African Assocation

Interested in being a site leader? Contact us! ncdccommunityoutreach@gmail.com

PAA is a Mutual Assistance Association that works to empower/further the interests of African immigrants and refugees.  They have 8 programs, one of which is a mentoring program, which involve one-on-one mentoring and group ESL classes.

 

World Relief Chicago

Annie Scott

World Relief Chicago is looking for volunteers to serve as in-home English tutors for adult refugees and immigrants. You will work one-on-one with a student in their home, providing English learning assistance.  For more information, contact Annie Scott at ascott@wr.org.

For more information, view this flier ESL Tutor Flyer

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