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Chicago HOPES for Kids- Part Time Member
Chicago HOPES for Kids provides shelter-based academic support for children in Chicago's homeless and domestic violence shelters. We run after school programming for both Kindergarten - 5th grade students 2 hours a day Monday - Thursday, and a Middle School program for 6th-8th graders two hours a day two days a week. Both programs are volunteer based and consist of three major components; homework help, individual reading support, and enrichment activities. Every volunteer works one-on-one or in a small group with children, allowing for a focus not just on individual academic needs but also Social Emotional Learning skills . Our Fall Program begins in October and runs through mid-December; the winter/spring program begins in February and runs through mid-May; the summer program begins late June and runs through the first week of August. All programs are coordinated out of our central office housed in the Chicago Literacy Alliance’s Literacenter, and at each shelter, Site Coordinators manage the program and work with volunteers to help them provide quality academic support to the children. Chicago HOPES after-school programs are held at 10 shelter sites throughout Chicago.
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Member Duties : Part-Time Americorps Members will work 1-on-1 or in small groups with children, either in our program for grades K-5 or 6-8 at a homeless or domestic violence shelter on the south or west sides of Chicago four days a week, M-Th evenings. They will be a member of a designated shelter site’s leadership team by helping students with homework, & individualized literacy time, guiding and orienting community volunteers, conducting reading assessments, & supporting Site Coordinators in leading the enrichment activity each day. Additionally, they will meet at least once a month as a cohort to work on improving Chicago HOPES After School programs or to receive professional training in Trauma Informed Care, or Literacy. Positions are either a 450 hr or a 675 hr commitment and will include some time in our central office between program semesters, off-site outreach and family programming opportunities, and 675 hr members will be required to participate in a certified Domestic Violence training.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Stipend ,  Training ,  Travel Allowance . 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Community Outreach ,  Children/Youth ,  Education ,  Homelessness . 
Skills :
Social Services ,  Education ,  Youth Development ,  Team Work ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Conflict Resolution ,  Fine Arts/Crafts . 
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Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Chicago HOPES for Kids- Part Time Member

Program Start/End Date
09/03/2019  -   09/02/2020

Work Schedule Part Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations ILLINOIS   Chicago  


Accepting Applications
From  07/01/2019  To  05/01/2020 

Contact Mel Whitehouse
641 W Lake St
Chicago   IL   60661

Listing ID 90937