This virtual internship will consist of providing high dosage tutoring to refugee children in Chicago.
ABOUT: Founded in 2018 in response to the Rohingya refugee crisis, FORA’s mission is to ensure that refugee families in Chicago are provided access to an education sufficient to prepare them to become economically self-sufficient and robustly engaged in American civic life. Our approach is to provide over 2600 hours each month of one-on-one, individually customized high dosage tutoring to SLIFE (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education) refugee children in grades K-12. Although we serve refugees of all nationalities, our classes are currently overflowing with recently-arrived Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, who are making the area their new home. Although many of these students speak multiple languages, they tend to lack basic literacy and numeracy skills and have minimal English. However, they have great dedication to education and capacity to learn. In addition, there are numerous refugees from various other countries who need to be served in the area, including, for example, refugees from Bhutan, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
INTERNSHIP COMMITMENT: The available virtual tutoring time slots are 4:30-5:30pm, 5:30-6:30pm, 7-8pm, 8-9pm, and 9:30-10:30pm (all are in Central time zone). You can select which to apply for based on your availability. Volunteers must commit to tutoring every weekday Sept 7 – Dec 30 (except for November 25 and December 25) so that we can maintain consistency and provide high quality tutoring for our students.
REQUIREMENTS: live in and are a legal resident of the United States, speak English, are willing to undergo a background check, and are patient and kind.