Tutoring Chicago Announces Third Location and Expanded Volunteer Recruitment Efforts to Support Continued Growth

Near-west side tutoring site will be open in time for the 2016-17 school year; will accommodate 120 economically disadvantaged students.

Chicago, IL, August 31, 2016 --(PR.com)-- Long-standing Chicago non-profit, Tutoring Chicago, announced today the opening of a third site from which the program will provide free one-to-one tutoring to underprivileged youth. The new near-west location is at Hope Institute Learning Academy (1628 W. Washington Blvd.). This is in addition to the program’s two existing sites in Lincoln Park (2145 N. Halsted St.) and Logan Square (2236 N Rockwell St.).

The opening of a third site comes as Tutoring Chicago, which last year celebrated its 50th anniversary, continues to experience significant growth in both tutor and student enrollment. The program, which provides weekly after-school tutoring to students in grades 1-6, is on track to accommodate 600 students during the 2016-17 school year with the support of 700 volunteer tutors.

Currently, student registration is outpacing tutor applications. There exists a great need at the program’s Logan Square and Near West Side locations for dedicated volunteer tutors. Those interested in becoming a weekly volunteer for a student in need are encouraged to apply at www.tutoringchicago.org/volunteer.

Financial Investment Drives Growth

Tutoring Chicago received in December a portion of the settlement Michael Jordan received from a court case with Dominick’s and Jewel-Osco. The organization was one of 23 area non-profits to receive a portion of the proceeds.

Additionally, Tutoring Chicago received a $100,000 grant from Impact 100, an all-volunteer, all-women grant-making organization, in May. Tutoring Chicago won the funding out of a pool of several-hundred non-profit applicants who were put through a rigorous review process to vet each program’s goals and finances.

The organization continues to garner attention from prestigious funders who see the true potential and growth trajectory of the organization, as well as the impact it has made on thousands of young lives.

A Look Back and a Look Ahead

Originally housed at Chicago and Larrabee Avenues for more than 30 years, Tutoring Chicago moved to the New City YMCA in the late 90s, and later found its home in 2007 inside the St. Vincent de Paul Center at Halsted and Webster. In fall 2011, Tutoring Chicago announced the addition of a second site, located at Goethe Elementary School in Logan Square. The opening of the new Hope Institute location marks yet another milestone for the program, but the momentum doesn’t stop there. Tutoring Chicago is already in search of its next location, which it plans to open by 2018.

Enrollment for both students and tutors is currently open. To register a student, please visit: www.tutoringchicago.org/enroll. To register as a volunteer, please visit: http://www.tutoringchicago.org/volunteer. Businesses are encouraged to register corporate groups.

Visit the Tutoring Chicago website at tutoringchicago.org to learn more, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

About Tutoring Chicago
Founded in 1965, Tutoring Chicago is a one-to-one tutoring program for underprivileged Chicago youth in grades 1-6. The program, which is free of cost, provides weekly after-school tutoring to approximately 600 students with the help of over 700 dedicated volunteer tutors.

In addition to homework and study help, Tutoring Chicago’s general program is designed to develop proficiency in Social Skills, Math, Attitude/Attendance, Reading & Technology (SMART). Alternatively, Tutoring Chicago’s Literacy Intensive Tutoring (LIT) program is designed to help qualifying children in grades 1-4 who are struggling with reading and writing. Learn more about our programs and ways to get involved at www.tutoringchicago.org.
Tutoring Chicago
Maggie Parker
(312) 397-9119