There are several components to the Schools of Hope Project:
- Trained 1:1 to 1:3 volunteer tutors for elementary students identified by teaching staff
- Ongoing tutor training sessions and resources provided by school district professionals
- Tutoring sessions guided by materials provided by the classroom teacher
- Support for school-based family literacy programs
In 2014-15 Schools of Hope served 39 elementary schools and one after-school community program. Nearly 700 volunteers tutored over 2100 elementary children in literacy and math. Additionally, our joint team of full- and part-time AmeriCorps members served as classroom assistants in the Madison School District’s summer school program. The Project also distributed almost 7500 books to low-income students to help them build home libraries.