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Become a Tutor

Make a Positive Impact on the Next Generation

Bridge Communities is in need of certified teachers and volunteers with tutoring experience that are looking for a challenge and the opportunity to help homeless children now living in transitional housing in DuPage County.

All the children in our program have experienced homelessness and many may have experienced domestic violence or attended many different schools. Most have not had the benefit of a stable home to motivate them to achieve in school.

Bridge's goal is to help the children in our program achieve academic success and to ensure that the parents understand the educational process and support the children in their efforts to achieve in school.

Tutoring is an opportunity for you to use your teaching expertise in a one-to-one setting helping high-risk students.

Students meet with their tutors once or twice each week, for one hour each session. Tutoring typically takes place in one of our four Learning Resource Centers located in Glen Ellyn, Glendale Heights, Naperville and Westmont, or one of our other Tutor Centers in Glen Ellyn, Addison and Woodridge. 

Change the life of a homeless child! For more information about Bridge Communities Tutoring program, contact Mary Slade at 630-403-5098 or  

"As a mentor, I feel that I have received more than I have given...the goal of a mentor might be to help families find resources to further their education, get out of debt, and plan for the future, but one soon realizes that it is the social and emotional support that is most essential.  Being a mentor has taught me patience, compassion, and perseverance.  It has changed my definition of success and increased my gratitude toward family, friends and God."