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.

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

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Schools of Hope - Tutor Recruitment Opens in July 2017

In July 2017, we will be recruiting County employees to join their peers in the Schools of Hope program for the Fall 2017 school session. As a tutor, you will select a participating school and tutor a child in reading for 30 minutes per week. Experience the joy of seeing the student learn and progress in their reading, while knowing you are making a significant difference in their life.

Please review the Program Procedures and look forward to submitting your application in July. Applications will be available online the first week of July 2017. Fall 2017 tutoring starts in October 2017.

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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
  • Able 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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