SF Residents, Your Local Public School Needs You

Got a spare one hour a week? Help kids learn to read, do math, and get into college.

(Photo: San Francisco Education Fund)

Since Trump was elected social media sites have been dominated by lists of nonprofits to donate to and politicians to call, but if you’re looking to lend a helping hand just find your nearest public school.  The San Francisco Education Fund has put out a fresh call for neighborhood volunteers to spend just one hour a week in local classrooms.

All schools are open to volunteers, but there are several that are classified as particularly high need. They are:

Bessie Carmichael FEC
Dr. Charles Drew College Preparatory Academy
Dr. George Washington Carver Elementary School
El Dorado Elementary School
Harvey Milk Civil Rights Academic Elementary School
Junipero Serra Elementary School
Everett Middle School
James Lick Middle School
June Jordan School for Equity
Mission High School
Phillip and Sala Burton Academic High School

Volunteers are needed to help elementary school children develop their reading skills, and to work with middle school students on math. Those interested can also help high schoolers prepare for college, or become a mentor for kids who need a positive role model.

“Volunteers help us zone in on exactly what students need,” said Nikki Thornton Street, a teacher at El Dorado Elementary School. “They become a part of our school family. I’m so grateful to our volunteers, because I believe this work cannot be done alone.”

In the 2015-2016 school year the San Francisco Education Fund trained more than 500 volunteers who served students on a weekly basis.

If you’re interested in helping out, you can find more info here.

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