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Schools of Hope
United Way of Racine County launched the Schools of Hope pilot program in fall 2012. Schools of Hope Racine, a United Way-led initiative in partnership with Racine Unified School District, local businesses, and other concerned community members, provides young children with tutors on a regular basis to increase reading achievement in the early grades.
Together with teachers and principals, Olympia Brown Elementary and Wadewitz Elementary were selected as the two pilot schools for the fall 2013 semester. Schools of Hope is excited to expand to Fratt and North Park Elementary schools for the spring 2013 semester. Tutoring takes place during the school day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Want to become a tutor for the fall 2013 semester? Register for an informational session here.
Schools of Hope is a proven model focused on achieving measurable gains in third-grade reading proficiency. Started in Dane County in 1995, the program effectively reduced the racial achievement gap from 21 percent to 2 percent within ten years. With the success in Dane County, the Schools of Hope model spread across the country and a number of United Ways have partnered with their local school districts and community partners to address similar concerns about third grade reading proficiency rates in their own regions.
For more information, please contact Jessica Safransky Schacht at 262-898-2251.