The goal of Giving + Learning is to match volunteers with English language learners in order to foster a welcoming community for newcomers to the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Every Saturday and Sunday 4-6 pm, learners and tutors gather at The WE Center (15-21st Street South, Suite 102, Fargo) to give and learn. Learners come working on a variety of skills: basic English, advanced English, CNA test prep, Citizenship Test Prep, Driver’s License test prep, some math, resumes, etc. Tutors from NDSU, Concordia, MSUM and the community come to share their expertise but also learn from the learners.
Wednesday evening learners and tutors gather at Ed Clapp Elementary School in Fargo, 3131 28th St SW. Same skills, sometimes same learners and tutors! Families especially welcome here, but we can do K-12 tutoring at both locations.
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Call or text 701-205-2709 for more information.
Giving + Learning offers drop-in tutoring every Saturday and Sunday from 4-6 pm at the WE Center (15-21st Street South, Fargo, Suite 102). All learners are welcome: English language learners, citizenship test preparation, driver’s permit test preparation, GED test preparation. We have materials to support all these activities, and experienced tutors to work alongside the learners. If you are interested in learning or tutoring, just drop in (no pre-registration needed) or contact Kevin Brooks in advance. The WE Center is open Monday-Friday 9-5.
Giving + Learning also arranges in-home matches to meet the needs of learners who are not able to attend classes or weekend tutoring, and to meet the busy schedule of volunteers. If you would like to volunteer or request a tutor, see the links in the top banner.
Although we are heading into the busy holiday season, it is never to late to consider being a Giving + Learning volunteer. We have weekend drop-in sessions Saturdays 4-6 pm at The WE Center (15-21st Street South Fargo); we are collaborating with Ed Clapp Elementary School on an “International Family Learning Night” starting Wednesday Nov. 16th, 6:00 pm, and we arrange for in-home matches when those hard and fast times don’t work for volunteers or learners.
Volunteers and learners are frequently supported by New Readers Press materials, and the ProLiteracy has a wealth of materials and trainings for anyone looking to add depth to their teaching and tutoring.
If your holiday season is simply too busy this year, but your heart is telling you “yes, I want to do this,” just be sure to make volunteering with Giving + Learning a New Year’s Resolution.
Just learned about the good work of the Literacy Network in Madison, WI, where they provide classes, one-on-one tutoring, computer literacy support, and a health literacy program. Great model to learn from! http://www.litnetwork.org/index.php
2017 opportunities have been updated.
Three great ELL and mentoring volunteer opportunities in the FM Area for 2016.
African Initiative for Progress: AIP is looking for mentors to work with New American students at Fargo South High School and Davies High School. Mentoring may include some ELL support, broader homework support, or more general life mentoring. AIP training is available.
Contact: Christian Harris, Executive Director, AIP: firstname.lastname@example.org 701-491-0628
Giving + Learning: in-home or school English Language tutoring for an individual, couple, or family. Basic commitment: one hour a week, at a time that is convenient for you and your partner. Primarily adults; some high school tutoring opportunities available. Learners are typically looking for help with:
• Studying for the driver’s permit test
• Studying for the citizenship test
• Homework (in the case of high school students)
In-home at a time convenient for you and the learner.
The WE Center, Saturday…
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The WE Center has put together a fabulous resource map for the FM Area; links to service locations including health, education, and job services. Will try to figure out how to embed it eventually!
Impressive list of suggestions for one-on-one tutors from the Minnesota Literacy Council!