Full Job Description
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.
Member Duties : Part-Time Americorps Members will work 1:1 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, guiding and community volunteers, conducting reading assessments, and supporting Site Coordinators in leading the daily enrichment activity. They will also meet once a month to work on improving Chicago HOPES After School programs or to receive professional training in Trauma Informed Care, or Literacy. Additionally, the Associate role is a 20 hr/week commitment with two days spent in our central office, to support general program supply needs as well as a larger project. We are looking for associates to support the following initiatives: SEL programming, Family Field Trips, Volunteer Info Sessions, and Digital Program.
Program Benefits : Travel Allowance , Stipend , Living Allowance , Education award upon successful completion of service , Training .
Permits attendance at school during off hours , Permits working at another job during off hours .
Service Areas :
Homelessness , Education , Children/Youth .
Youth Development , Fine Arts/Crafts , Computers/Technology , Community Organization , Education .
AmeriCorps State / National
Chicago HOPES for Kids- Part Time Associate
Program Start/End Date
09/02/2020 - 09/01/2021
Work Schedule Part Time
Minimum: 18 Maximum: 99
Program Locations ILLINOIS Chicago
From 05/15/2020 To 01/01/2021
Contact Mel Whitehouse
641 W Lake St
Chicago IL 60661
Listing ID 96250