Tutors for Charity is more than just a basic tutorial program with online lessons for students. We serve students with our in-person tutoring program based in Los Angeles, California, as well as our online tutoring service across the United States and globally, with the mission to offer positive support to solve systemic problems. In addition, we give a portion of our proceeds to partner charities, specifically to create more opportunities for more students while breaking down the barriers preventing them from succeeding in society. We support those who are here to make a positive difference, and in turn, reduce social inequalities.
Tutors for Charity Foundation
Our non-profit parent, Tutors for Charity Foundation, is dedicated to serving, defending and promoting every student’s right to a high quality, low cost, compassionate, just and holistic education. We realize that students suffer from a multitude of problems related to our broken educational system: overwhelmed with unnecessary academic course loads, mental and emotional abuse by over-worked teachers and administrators (e.g., being belittled, talked down to, ignored, ostracized, etc.) and disappointed with large class sizes and lack of individual attention. We stand for student justice and student rights, to protect students from bullying, abuse of power and educational malpractice happening at so many schools across the U.S..
Our Foundation’s Mission
1) To provide free tutoring and mentoring services to at-risk, low-income and homeless students.
2) To provide free healthcare, support and other needed services to under-served students, especially those who are low-income, homeless, at-risk of failing, dropping out (voluntary) or getting expelled (involuntary) from school.
3) To provide a safe place for student grievances to be heard.
4) To serve as an advocate for student rights, and protector/defender of student justice and freedoms.
5) We are the voice for students in need.
TUTORS FOR CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS FOR EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY
We believe everyone has the right to a high quality, affordable education. To build a positive future, we partnered with several charities that inspire, motivate and guide children and youth.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters has been in operation for over 100 years and is the largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. We believe every child can succeed in life however, it relies on the proper mentorship and education. We connect adult volunteers (bigs) to children (littles) age 6 – 18 in communities across the country. Children faced with adversity reach out to big brothers and sisters to find support. We have a vision of helping all children achieve success. Social assistance to private tutors at affordable prices or that are free are available for those who connect with us. By receiving one – to – one support, it creates positive relationships and changes the child’s life forever.
Boys & Girls Club of America
Boys & Girls Club enables all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Boys & Girls Club is interested in creating a safe and positive environment to learn and grow as well as relationships with adult professionals. The encouragement of the club offers life – enhancing programs and character development which they would not receive in their community. At Boys & Girls Club, we believe in creating hope and opportunity for children and youth in need.
Khan Academy provides free, world – class education to anyone, anywhere. They offer a personalized learning resource that assists students of all ages. Khan Academy is designed to empower students while allowing them to study at their own pace outside of the classroom, introducing a personalized learning resource for all ages.
Khan Academy is designed with exercises, instructional videos, and personalized learning dashboards with their online tutoring websites. It offers adaptive technology in the subjects of science, computer programming, history, art history, economics, and more. The Academy has introduced levels of learning from Kindergarten and through advanced courses, such as Calculus. The adaptive technology identifies strengths and learning gaps of students to assist with continuous development. They have partnered with institutions like NASA, The Museum of Modern Art, The California Academy of Sciences, and MIT to offer specialized content.
School on Wheels
Homelessness prevents thousands of students from receiving academic stability. School an Wheels assists the less fortunate who do not have access to academic acceleration like other students.
The School on Wheels’ program offers weekly tutoring, school supplies, support to enter a school, scholarships, guidance for parents and a learning center in the heart of Skid Row.
School on Wheels’ works with volunteer tutors from all backgrounds and professions who want to reach out to children. They offer mentors and teachers who help with education by providing private tutors at affordable prices and that are free. The program is available for students K – 12, assisting with closing the achievement gap in education and bringing a positive outcome to those who don’t have the privilege of education because of their lifestyle circumstances.
United Way improves lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities around the world to advance the common good. Everyone benefits when a child succeeds in school, when someone finds a job that will help them provide for their family, or when more people are able to access quality, affordable health care.
The solutions United Way creates for communities around the world go beyond short-term charity for a few. When United Way’s support for Community Schools helps increase the graduation rate in the Vallejo City Unified School District by 11 percent in just three years, it’s not just the students, or even just the families of those students who benefit. Those proud graduates now have a much better chance of landing a job that pays a livable wage, of staying out of trouble with the law, and of living longer, healthier lives — and that translates into a safer, healthier and more prosperous community for everyone.
YMCA & YWCA
The YMCA and YWCA are interested in reaching neighborhoods across the nation to create personal and social change among children and youth. Their cause is to strengthen community.
Every day, the Y works side-by-side with neighbors to make sure that everyone, regardless of age, income or background, has the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive.
The Y is a nonprofit like no other. That’s because in 10,000 neighborhoods across the nation, we have the presence and partnerships to not just promise, but deliver positive change.
The Y is community centered. For nearly 160 years, they’ve been listening and responding to our communities.
The Y brings people together. We connect people of all ages and backgrounds to bridge the gaps in community needs.
The Y nurtures potential. They believe that everyone should have the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive. Those in the program have the ability to progress, learn new skills in California, and begin to move toward goals for a happier future.
The Y has local presence and global reach. They mobilize local communities to affect lasting, meaningful change.
TUTORS FOR CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS TO FIND A CURE
Disadvantaged children and youth suffer from more than just educational inequalities. There are thousands of children facing life-threatening illnesses, leaving them fighting for survival instead of enjoying and thriving in their childhood. In addition to offering our online tutoring services, we support a better future for all children and students. We partnered with charities working hard to find cures for diseases such as cancer, who give hope to those who need it most.
Alex’s Lemonade Stand
Alex’s Lemonade Stand is focused on finding a cure for childhood cancer. Their program is designed to research treatments and possibilities for a cure. They also bring awareness to the community about childhood cancer. Children who have cancer also receive support and are empowered to begin making a difference with finding a cure for cancer.
Make a Wish Foundation
Make-A-Wish serves a unique, and vital, role in helping strengthen and empower children battling life-threatening medical conditions. At Make – A – Wish, they combat any life – threatening illness among children to help them live a healthy life. They assist with leukemia to cancer, helping individual children to live their lives with a happy and prosperous outcome.
St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay.
Stand Up to Cancer
For the first time in history, we can envision the possibility of stopping cancer in its tracks. Now more than ever, as government funding for cancer research is disappearing from the national agenda, every single one of us affected by cancer must stand up and be heard. text here…
Stand Up To Cancer’s (SU2C) mission is to raise funds to accelerate the pace of groundbreaking translational research that can get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now.
SU2C brings together the best and the brightest researchers and mandates collaboration among the cancer community. By galvanizing the entertainment industry, SU2C has set out to generate awareness, educate the public on cancer prevention and help more people diagnosed with cancer become long-term survivors.
Here we stand, on the verge of unlocking the answers that will finally conquer cancer.
TUTORS FOR CHARITY PARTNERSHIPS TO BUILD BETTER LIVES
Poverty and homelessness continue to grow within society, shrinking the middle class and increasing the socio-economic divide and educational inequality in the United States. For families, lack of affordable high quality education reduces the chance for students to reach their true potential. We partnered with charities who provide shelter, homes and a better life for students and parents in need.
Habitat for Humanity
Habitat for Humanity builds homes for those who are homeless and cannot afford basic living arrangements. Our vision is to create a world where everyone has a decent place to live. Their mission is to put God’s love into action and bring people together to build homes, communities and hope.
Stand Up for Kids
Stand Up for Kids is dedicated to ending the cycle of youth homelessness in the U.S. Founded in 1990 in San Diego, CA, they are interested in saving lives and offering services to the homeless, street kids and at – risk youth. They now operate throughout the U.S. and in D.C. to provide help for children.
Stand Up For Kids all – volunteer program focuses on immediate help for children and youth. Volunteers work during the night by finding children and youth who are homeless and offering food, clothing, hygiene products and referrals to get help. They also offer counseling for children and youth who are trying to break out of the cycle of being at – risk or homeless.
Stand Up for Kids also offers sessions for anger management, finances, communication, goal setting and behavior management to help children and youth learn new skills in California and beyond. They provide social events for at – risk youth and families as well as tutoring services and resume building to build a better future for all children and youth.