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Sister Lourdes Pangelinan tutors a sixth-grader at Blessed Savior West Campus.

Help youth succeed in school and life! The start of the school year offers many opportunities to volunteer. Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center,features a calendar full of events for volunteers, both one-time and ongoing.

Mentor a Local Youth – Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Metro Milwaukee

Be a Community-based or School-based mentor to a youth age 6 to 18 through one-to-one, professionally supported mentoring relationships; meet on a regular basis. Sign up today and be a positive role model to a child in your community.

Contact Casey Evers at startsomething@bbsmilwaukee.org.

Homework Center: Help Close the Achievement Gap – CommonBond Communities

Tutor students grades 1-12 at Glenbrook Apartments. Help youth with homework, develop study skills, and build positive relationships. Monday-Thursday, 3-5:30 p.m.; 1-2 hours/week.

Contact Sara Gilbert at sara.gilbert@commonbond.org or414-375-1402

Tutor and Mentor for Youth – Heartlove Place

Tutor and provide homework help, as well as be a support to our young people, ages 12-17 in after-school program. Wednesdays 2:30-4 p.m. once every other week or more.

Contact Viola Rembert at vmr@heartloveplace.org or 414-372-1550

Sister Sylvia Hecht of the School Sisters Of Notre Dame Rising Stars tutoring program works with a third-grade student at Hi-Mount Community School.

Help Improve Literacy in Milwaukee County – Interfaith Retired and Senior Volunteer Program of Milwaukee County

Tutor elementary students in reading at a Milwaukee Public School weekdays, 90 minutes once a week for a semester. Must be 55 or older.

Contact Eddy Magnus at rsvp@interfaithmilw.org or 414-291-7500

Tutor Elementary School Students – Milwaukee Christian Center

Help students ages 6-13 with homework and reading along with giving them a little confidence. Monday – Thursday 4-5 p.m.

Contact Bernadette Arellano at barellano@mccwi.org or 414-645-5350

Mentor Youth in 4-H Tech Wizards Clubs – Milwaukee County – University Of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension

Encourage youth to complete high school and pursue careers in technology, math, and science at Nativity Jesuit Middle School. Thursdays 3:30 p.m.-5 p.m.

Contact Chunou Xiong at Chunou.xiong@ces.uwex.edu or 414-256-4625.

Mentor and Tutor Teens – Neighborhood House of Milwaukee

Be a role model, help students ages 13-19 with homework 2:30-5 p.m., at gym/physical fitness activities 6-8 p.m. and/or create art 4-5 p.m. or 6-8 p.m.; 1-2 hours, weekly for the school year.

Contact Tasha Parker at tparker@nh-milw.org or 414-933-6161

Tutor Youth – Neu-Life Community Development

Help 2nd-5th grade youth in small groups or one on one with their homework (emphasis on Common Core Math) at after-school program at Gwen T. Jackson CLC site; weekday hours.

Contact Jody Rhodes at jody@neu-life.orgor 414-933-3924.

After-School Tutor – Northcott Neighborhood House

Tutor youth, play sports and create arts & crafts after school; 4:30-7 p.m. for youth ages 7-12 p.m. or 7-9 p.m. for youth ages 13-18; once a week for one semester.

Contact: Adriane Griffin at mailto:agriffin@northcotthouse.org or 414-372-3770

Youth Empowerment Project – Our Daily Bread Community Outreach Center

Serve as a positive role model and assist with educational activities such as customer service training, workshops, resume/cover letter writings, etc. to youth ages 14-25. Saturdays, 5 hours per month, September 23-December 23.

Contact Lea Kyle-Lewis at ourdailybreadmil@att.net or 414-755-0535

Academic Mentor – Our Next Generation

Help an elementary-aged child with homework and participate in a structured literacy program. Mondays-Thursdays from 3:30-4:30 p.m. or 5-6 p.m.; 3 to 5 hours per month for the school year.

Contact Sessie Agbley at sagbley@ongkids.org or 414-344-2111

Middle School Mentors – Pathfinders

Mentor a middle school student with behavioral and learning challenges, and build life skills and confidence; one hour weekly during school hours for six months. Training provided.

Contact: Susan Raines at sraines@pathfindersmke.org or (414) 988-6870

After-School Tutoring/Educational Prep Work – Running Rebels Community Organization

Tutor youth ages 10-18 and engage them in group academic activities. Monday-Thursday 3:30-6:30 p.m. and/or Friday during the day.

Contact Natasha Coe at info@runningrebels.org or 414-264-8222

Tutor At-Risk Students K-8 in Milwaukee – School Sisters Of Notre Dame Rising Stars Program

Tutor a student during school day, after school and/or Saturday mornings. Minimum one hour a week during school year. Choose from one of 12 school sites.

Contact Sharon Stecker at sstecker@ssndcp.org or 262-787-1018

Tutor a Refugee Child – SEA Literacy

Help refugee children grades 1-12 with homework as they learn to be more fluent in English. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m. and/or Saturdays 10 a.m.-noon.

Contact: Dan Jackson (DJ) at volunteer@sealmke.org

Tutor Me Please – It’s Easy as ABC, 123! – Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

Tutor elementary school students in reading and math and/or tutor middle and high school students in all subjects after school 2:30-6:00 p.m.; commit to 2-3 hours weekly.

Contact Devin Hudson at dhudson@ssnc-milw.org or 414-463-7950

Homework Tutors – Tamarack Waldorf School

Assist our high school students with homework in math, language arts and science during after school study hall. 2 hours per week, 3:30-4:30 p.m. for one semester.

Contact Tasha Sorenson at tasha.sorenson@tamarackwaldorf.org or 414-277-0009

After-School Tutoring – United Community Center

Tutor 1st through 4th grade students in the Bruce-Guadalupe Community School after-school program. Mondays, Wednesdays and/or Thursdays, 3-4 p.m.; one hour once a week for 3 months.

Contact Joanna Rivas at jrivas@unitedcc.org or 414-384-3100

Tutors for Milwaukee Central City Youth – Unity in Motion

Tutor elementary and middle school youth with school studies and core academic skills Mondays 5:45-6:45 p.m. at All People’s Church.

Contact Dawn Steffen at dawn@unityinmotion.org or 414-232-5439

Teen Peer Counselor – Walker’s Point Youth & Family Center

Be a role model and assist with the physical and counseling needs of runaways and homeless youth ages 11-17 in crisis. Flexible hours; 3 hours per week for 3 months. Training provided; volunteer age is 14-18.

Contact Ivana Guerrero-Garcia at YPL@walkerspoint.orgor 414-647-8200 ext. 2.

The Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods feature a variety of innovative public, charter and private schools to meet every child’s educational needs from kindergarten through high school. Schools are within walking distance of neighbors’ homes and many offer bilingual education.

ALBA (Academia de Lenguaje y Bellas Artes)

1712 S 32nd Street
Grades: K4-5
Burnham Park Neighborhood

ALBA School’s bilingual environment embraces both language and cultural diversity and builds on ethnic background and knowledge to deliver a positive and strong bilingual education.  According to the 2013-14 Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (WDPI) report cards, ALBA “exceeds expectations” and People Magazine recently honored three ALBA instructors with their “Teacher of the Year” awards.  In 2015 ALBA, along with Greenfield Bilingual School, was also honored by WDPI for “Beating the Odds“.

Carmen High School of Science & Technology, South Campus

1712 S 32nd Street
Grades: 9-12
Burnham Park Neighborhood

Carmen is an award-winning MPS charter high school. They are consistently named in the Top Ten of US News and World Report’s Best High schools in Wisconsin, including a ranking of #1 in 2017. Additional accolades come from The Washington Post, ranking Carmen as the first (2015) or second (2016) Most Challenging High School in Wisconsin. All Carmen graduates are accepted to college and seniors in the Class of 2017 earned $10.9 million in college scholarships, the highest per senior amount among all MPS high schools.

Carmen South Campus is the first of the Carmen schools, opening on the south side of Milwaukee in August 2007. Today the flagship campus serves approximately 350 students in grades 9-12 annually.

Carmen Middle School of Science & Technology, South Campus

1236 S Layton Boulevard
Grades: 6-8
Silver City Neighborhood

The Carmen School Network is growing! Carmen Middle School South will be conveniently located at 1236 S. Layton Boulevard (inside the Ascension Lutheran building). Carmen Middle School South students can attend Carmen South or Carmen Southeast high schools. They will offer free on-site after-school programming, including homework help and other academic supports in a safe, secure environment. Call Mariela Fonseca 414-384-4444 ext. 416 for details.

Cristo Rey Jesuit High School

1215 S 45th Street
Grades: 9-12
Located just outside the Silver City Neighborhood

Cristo Rey Network schools utilize an innovative work-study program to provide a comprehensive affordable, Catholic education to students from local families. Every student will work five full days per month at companies across the greater Milwaukee area. Students gain confidence, connect the relevance of their academic coursework to future employment, acquire skills that will benefit their career, and receive unprecedented access to the professional world.

To learn more, attend a Weekly Open House Tuesdays from 4pm-6pm through April 14th or call 414.436.4600.

Anna F. Doerfler Elementary School

3014 W Scott Street
Grades: K4-8
Silver City Neighborhood

Named after Anna F. Doerfler, who became the first female principal in the Milwaukee Public Schools system in 1892, Doerfler provides a traditional educational program with special emphasis on teaching basic skills through the Comprehensive Literacy Model. It also maintains a student to teacher ratio of 15:1.

El Puente High School

1127 S 35th Street
Grades: 9-12
Silver City Neighborhood

El Puente High School is committed to providing a small, safe, and nurturing learning environment in which students focus on becoming contributing members of society. El Puente believes that a solid and well-rounded academic education is the essential cornerstone in building a successful future for each of its students.

Escuela Verde

3628 W Pierce Street
Grades: 7-12
Silver City Neighborhood

While currently located in Walker’s Point, Escuela Verde will soon be moving to the Silver City neighborhood. Escuela Verde learners develop, research, work, and produce their own projects. Projects that mean something. Projects that prove growth. Projects that matter to them and to our community. Escuela Verde learners have been involved in many community projects in our neighborhood, including the Mobile Bike Hub.

Escuela Verde is now enrolling! Visit the Escuela Verde website for application instructions!

Greenfield Bilingual School

1711 S 35th Street
Grades: K4-8
Burnham Park Neighborhood

Greenfield School is a multi-ethnic, multicultural and bilingual kindergarten through grade 8 school. In addition to their rigorous curriculum implemented by their dedicated staff members, they offer classes in art, music, and physical education. Greenfield School has been named a Wisconsin School of Recognition for three consecutive years and one of its teachers recently won the Physical Education Teacher of the Year award.  In 2015 Greenfield Bilingual School, along with ALBA, was also honored by WDPI for “Beating the Odds“.

Nativity Jesuit Academy

1515 S 29th Street
Grades: 5-8
Burnham Park Neighborhood

Nativity is the sole Catholic middle school serving Latino boys from families in the heart of the growing Hispanic community on the south side of Milwaukee. 100% of its students graduate from high school, and 85% of these graduates in 2014 have gone on to attend post-secondary education including at Harvard Medical School, Marquette University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Traditionally a middle school, this year Nativity added its first elementary class and will add one each year until they are a full K4-8 school.

For information on their October 19th Open House see their event flyer.

Notre Dame Primary School

1418 S Layton Boulevard
Grades: K4-4
Burnham Park Neighborhood

Notre Dame Schools of Milwaukee recently invested $2.1 million to move their co-educational primary school to Historic Layton Boulevard.  It is a dual immersion (Spanish and English) Catholic primary school that is child centered, embraces diversity and is a safe, challenging, respectful and supportive environment, with the goal of reaching students at an earlier age to increase their basic knowledge in the subjects of reading, math and language arts.  99% of its students graduate from high school and 86% attend college. They also boast a 14:1 student to teacher ratio.

St. Rafael the Archangel School

2251 S 31st Street
Grades: K4-8
Layton Park Neighborhood

St. Rafael is a Catholic school that in addition to its academic instruction offers a variety of community partnership for students, including environmental education at the Urban Ecology Center.

U.S. Grant Elementary School

2920 W Grant Street
Grades: K4-8
Layton Park Neighborhood

Grant School prepares its students to meet or exceed the rigorous Common Core State Standards in all subject areas so that all students are ready for success in high school, college and beyond. In 2014, Grant ranked third highest of all the schools in the entire district for closing achievement gaps for both reading and math on the Measures of Academic Progress.

Windlake Academy

1445 S 32nd Street
Grades: 5-8
Burnham Park Neighborhood

Windlake Academy provides well-rounded instruction in reading, math, language arts, science, social studies, physical education and music, preparing students for lifelong learning. Windlake Academy has received the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction School of Recognition Award three times: in 2013, 2012, and 2010.


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