Schools of Hope 

Sonoma County employees participate in this one-to-one literacy tutoring program where employees tutor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at local participating schools through a partnership with United Way of the Wine Country.

Sign up today!

We are now accepting new County of Sonoma tutors for the Spring 2017 school year.  County employees can volunteer to tutor 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at the participating school of their choice.  Make a difference in a child's life and register by December 31, 2016!

Schools of Hope Participation Form

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Schools of Hope

The future of Sonoma County depends on the children! Join us in making a difference with just one hour per week! Sign up as a volunteer today!

About the Schools of Hope Program

  • One-on-one tutoring with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students at participating schools, just one hour a week 
  • Participating employees tutor on paid County time during their regular work schedule
  • All county employees are encouraged to participate
  • Sonoma County partnership with Schools of Hope allows employees to join other community business and organizations in making a positive impact in Sonoma County
  • Supported and encouraged participation by the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors 

Employee volunteer requirements:

  • Have discussed participation with their supervisor(s) and have authorization to participate
  • Abe to commit to tutoring 30 minutes and travel time (typically not more than an hour a week), once a week, for a full school year cycle
  • Able to travel to and from a participating school
  • Willing to sign United Way's insurance waiver and volunteer agreement
  • Willing to undergo a background check which includes fingerprinting and screening for tuberculosis (conducted at orientation)
  • Able to attend a general program orientation on January 9 or January 11, 2017, and site training at a specific school in January 2017

    Contact Information

    Sylvia Lemus

    Program Manager

    Employee & Volunteer Engagement & Recognition
    Human Resources
    County of Sonoma
    Business Hours
    Monday – Friday
    8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    575 Administration Drive
    Room 116 B
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
    38.465237, -122.725363

    United Way of the Wine Country

    Schools of Hope partnership

    United Way Schools of Hope Program


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