School Programs

From elementary through high school, our volunteer-based school programs prepare underserved youth to succeed at every level, both in and out of the classroom. They benefit low-income, first-generation students of color--many of whom are limited English proficient and require special education services to bolster their academic, emotional, and social development. Our programs similarly offer enriching field opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students in need of observation hours.

CHiL Afterschool Tutoring

Afterschool homework assistance and social and emotional learning activities for middle school students in Wheeling Township. View program details and tutor application.

Lunch Buddies In-School Tutoring

In-school tutoring and mentoring for low-income elementary school students in Palatine and Elk Grove Village. View program details and tutor/mentor applications.

Intergenerational Pen Pals

AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP volunteers (aged 55+) meet monthly to correspond with elementary school students in Palatine and Wheeling. View program details.

Service Learning

HOSC engages middle schools and high schools in a variety of service learning opportunites that include lesson plans, hands-on projects, and days of service in the community. Contact School Programs Director Aaron Wasserman-Olin at to inquire about opportunities for your school or classroom.

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