Monday, September 23, 2013

Social Justice in Action: Tutor a Child in Reading

Interested in tutoring a child in reading? Opportunities will be available beginning in October through the Mansfield Institute for Social Justice and Transformation (MISJT). We are partnering again this year with a community organization, WITS, in order to provide educational support to fourth and fifth graders from a southwest-side Chicago elementary school.

These youth will be coming to the Chicago Campus every Tuesday and need mentorship and your help to increase reading their reading skills in order to succeed in school. Members of the Roosevelt community, including faculty, administrators and students, are invited to join us for this worthwhile experience. (We encourage faculty members to reach out to their students about this opportunity.)

Volunteers will work one-on-one with a child during tutoring sessions that will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in AUD 320. A brief orientation and training session will be held before the start of the program on the following dates:

Tuesday, Sept.  24 from noon-1 p.m., AUD 418 (bring your lunch if you'd like)
Wednesday, Oct. 2 from 5 - 6 p.m., AUD 418

Please email Nancy Michaels at if you have questions or are interested in volunteering and want to sign up for one of the two sessions. Your help and time with this are most appreciated!

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