Robert and his tutor Jerry work on algebra homework together.
Robert and his tutor Jerry work on algebra homework together.

Schools of Hope is a unique collaboration of the Madison Metropolitan School District, Centro Hispano, Urban League of Greater Madison and United Way of Dane County. Schools of Hope is uses an effective, one-on-one or one-on-two tutoring model that provides trained tutors. Tutors are in place in Madison, Sun Prairie, Oregon, and Middleton/Cross Plains school districts.

Since 1998, when Schools of Hope started in the schools:

Elementary Schools of Hope has recruited:

  • Volunteer tutors: 8,724 over 14 years
  • Average per year: 623

Elementary Schools of Hope has reached:

  • Students tutored: 43,818 over 14 years
  • Average per year: 3,129

Middle and High Schools of Hope has recruited:

  • Volunteer tutors: 6,033 over 12 years
  • Average per year: 502

Middle and High Schools of Hope has reached:

  • Students tutored: 13,562 over 12 years
  • Average per year: 1,130

This initiative is changing Dane County. 95% of teachers report volunteers contributed to an increase in student skills.  In addition, Sun Prairie’s racial achievement gap has nearly been eliminated in reading and math at the elementary and middle-school levels.

To hear Jerry and Robert’s story visit here: https://www.unitedwaydanecounty.org/2013/08/schools-of-hope/

Visit the Schools of Hope Website to learn more: https://www.madison.k12.wi.us/soh

Take the Pledge and become a Tutor: http://liveunited.org/take-action/volunteer