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Schools of Hope: Become a Tutor & Change a Life


Schools of Hope: Become a Tutor & Change a Life

 United Way of the Wine Country launched Schools of Hope in 2010 to improve reading skills for third-grade students reading below grade level. Schools of Hope is an early intervention model whose core component is to pair trained volunteers with students for one-on-one literacy tutoring. Volunteer tutors spend 30 minutes per week tutoring a first- or second-grade student at Sonoma County schools in: Cloverdale, Geyserville, Guerneville, Windsor, Forestville, Santa Rosa, Cotati, Petaluma and Sonoma.

Education is a one of the three key building blocks United Way recognizes must be in place for individual and community success. It is essential for finding and keeping a job with a livable wage and health benefits. Reading is not only a cornerstone of education but also vital for mastering the skills necessary to thrive. Currently, 49% of our area’s third graders are reading below grade level, and United Way, along with its partnering local school districts and community organizations, set a goal to see 90% of these students reading at or above grade level by 2020. To learn more about the importance of education and United Way’s Schools of Hope, visit

Please join more than 600 others as a Schools of Hope tutor by clicking here to register for orientation and make a difference in a child‘s life today! For more information, please contact Emmanuel Moon at 707-528-4485 ext.103 or at