Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Portland Housing Authority
Posted on: October 15, 2013
The Portland Housing Authority (PHA) Study Centers are an after-school program that serves low income students in and around Public Housing in Portland, Maine. The centers' collective goal is to help students become academically and socially successful and thus remain in school. The PHA Study Centers have evolved into communal focal points for educational assistance for residents of all ages, resource centers for exploring post-secondary opportunities, a place for youth leadership development, and community service. Volunteers primarily serve as tutors to multilingual students K-12 in all subjects once a week for 2 hours at a time. Volunteers interested in providing special services or programs are encouraged to start as tutors and meet with staff to develop programs.
The PHA has four (4) Study Centers located in Public Housing neighborhoods around Portland. They are generally open from 3-7 Monday through Thursday following the Portland Public School Calendar.
The centers provide a safe, supervised, and supportive environment for kids of various cultural backgrounds. It is a unique and rewarding opportunity to get involved in public housing neighborhoods.
Preferred minimum commitment is a weekly 2 hour block of time Monday - Thursday between the hours of 3:00-7:00 P.M. with some Friday opportunities. Volunteers must be willing to have a police background check and be free of any felony convictions. The preferred minimum age for tutors is 20. Potential volunteers must complete all paperwork before volunteering.
This opportunity is available for individuals, small groups, and service-learning classes.
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