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Schools of Hope

Schools of Hope Volunteers Needed!

In just one hour per week, United Way Schools of Hope volunteers are helping first, second and third grade students at participating elementary schools in Racine Unified become more confident, capable readers. An anticipated 300 volunteers are needed and we hope you will be one of them!

Tutoring takes place during school hours, October through May. Each tutor works one-on-one with two students. Tutors are matched with students based on common availability and every attempt is made to accommodate volunteer preferences for school, day and time. Busy volunteers are encouraged to partner with a friend or colleague to become a tutor team and share a tutoring assignment.

No previous experience is needed—all of the training and resources you need to be successful will be provided! All volunteers must complete an application, pass a background check completed by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department, and attend tutor training.

During the 2018-19 school year, Schools of Hope is providing tutoring at six Racine Unified elementary schools:

  • Giese
  • Julian Thomas
  • Knapp
  • Olympia Brown
  • Wadewitz

When kids read, they succeed. We invite you to join United Way of Racine County in building an educated workforce.

To apply to be a Schools of Hope tutor, visit For more information, contact education initiatives coordinator Ana Sanchez at 262-898-2249.