IFL recruiting hits 1,000-tutor mark

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IFL recruiters marked a milestone this week: 1,000 tutors lined up since Labor Day.

This means that at least a thousand kids will be getting extra one-on-one help in reading this school year. “And we’re hoping to get to 2,000 by February,” said Dan Weisberg, IFL’s national director for corporate alliances.

Innovation for Learning’s TutorMate program taps employees of corporations and other large workplaces, asking them to spend a half-hour a week to communicate, via phone and computer screen, with young students in classrooms.

The goal is to bring literacy to underserved children.

With an expanded recruiting effort, tutors have been lined up in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Miami, Detroit, New York, Seattle, Oakland, Sacramento and Denver, Weisberg said.

After taking part in a webinar for training, they’ll start working with students beginning in Oct 29.

The variety of organizations taking part for the first time is widening fast. A partial list includes the Janus Funds, Mizuho Bank, Costco, General Motors, Starbucks, the American Psychological Association, the National Institutes of Health, United Airlines, RR. Donnelley Co., the Miami Veterans Administration Hospital, the Miami Marlins, Weyerhaeuser, the insurance companies MetLife, PEMCO and Symetra, Weyerhauser, Booz Allen Hamilton consultants, the law firms Perkins Coie, Farella Braun + Martel LLP and Davis Wright Tremaine, and U.S. courts for the D.C. Circuit.

They join such longtime supporters of the program as Chase Bank, Accenture, AT&T, Microsoft, Comerica Bank, comScore, Morningstar, and Nielsen, among plenty of others.

Interested? Contact IFL at sales@innovationsforlearning.org

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