Posts Tagged ‘TutorMate’

Broward College TutorMate Team Receives “Unsung Heroes” Award

Innovations for Learning has a deep appreciation for our volunteers’ work as TutorMate tutors, and we’re always excited to hear that organizations are honoring their employee volunteers as well! At Broward College, President J. David Armstrong’s leadership team recognizes extraordinary individuals in the Broward College community each month with the “Unsung Heroes” award. This month, […]…

Happy National Volunteer Week!

As National Volunteer Week comes to a close, we at Innovations for Learning wanted to thank all of our tutors who devote 30 minutes each week to make a real difference in the life of a child learning to read. Yesterday, we had a chance to celebrate National Volunteer Week at “Blue palooza,” a community […]…

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We’ve reached 100 TutorMate partner organizations!

We’re thrilled to share the news that Innovations for Learning has reached a very exciting milestone.  As of this week, we officially have 100 organizations participating in the TutorMate program whose employees will be tutoring this year!  Ricoh USA has the distinction of being the 100th corporation to join us in tutoring. This is a […]…

Neil Bush 1-9-15 Houston event

Bush Helps Squirt Not Be Left Behind

  In this video, Neil Bush speaks about his experience as a TutorMate volunteer helping Houston first-grader Savannah learn to read. Once a week, like all of our other tutors across the country, Neil spends 30 minutes online with his student from wherever he is. Together they read stories and play fun games that help […]…

TutorMate Recognized as a Top Corporate Citizenship Program

We are thrilled to report that Innovations for Learning’s TutorMate program has been named an Outstanding Corporate Citizenship Program of 2014 by Realized Worth!  Realized Worth is a team of experts in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), employee-led volunteering, and engaging employees in corporate citizenship.  We are  honored to have been selected by them as a […]…

Giving thanks to our tutors

We love this video produced by our partners in Phoenix, Valley of the Sun United Way, featuring TutorMate volunteer Yolanda Stokes from Wells Fargo and her student, Jaffet. As we gear up for the Thanksgiving holiday, we at Innovations for Learning simply want to say thank you to our volunteers like Yolanda who devote time […]…

Houston launches TutorMate drive: See it here!

Read Houston Read Corporate Campaign Launch from Houston ISD on Vimeo.   The Read Houston Read campaign, rallying dozens of corporations to the cause of early literacy, has blasted off with a breakfast for corporate leaders — and the great video above. The Houston Independent School District wants 1,600 volunteers to flood elementary schools to help […]…

Want to break cycle of poverty? Start with early reading

  What does it take to break the cycle of long-term poverty that lasts for generations? First of all, it takes finishing high school — and to do that, a child must learn to read at a young age. One of the greatest predictors of high-school graduation is whether a child is reading proficiently by […]…

TutorMate on Detroit TV

 When AT&T volunteers visited Ronald Brown Academy in the Detroit Public Schools system, TV20 was there to capture it. The volunteers give a half-hour a week throughout the school year to help first-graders learn to read,  communicating with the classroom from the phones and computers at their desks at work. They went to the school for […]…

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