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An unprecedented response to an unprecedented year

We know COVID-19 has had a disproportionate impact on our students and school communities. One of the ways we’re lifting up those most impacted is by launching a first-of-its-kind, equity-based academic initiative—the CPS Tutor Corps.

Research shows one of the most effective strategies for accelerating academic progress is through targeted, high-dosage tutoring. The CPS Tutor Corps will train hundreds of Chicagoans to serve as literacy tutors in grades K-5 and math tutors in grades 6-12 at schools most impacted by the pandemic on the South and West Sides of Chicago. We need you to join us in this effort to accelerate CPS students’ learning towards a more successful future. Come serve in the Tutor Corps and help lift up Chicago’s next generation!

We have paused recruiting for this school year. Please visit the website again later this year to apply for tutoring next school year!


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Who will serve in our Tutor Corps? Chicagoans.

  • Community Members
  • College Students
  • Recent CPS Graduates
  • Retired Educators
  • And More

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