Back to School Strong
Donate school supplies
The end of summer means back-to-school shopping for many families. But too many in San Diego are struggling to provide even the most basic supplies for their kids. Your donations will help students go back to school strong, prepared for academic success! See list below for items needed.
Volunteer as a tutor
One of the key ways we bring hope and healing to our city is through personal, one-to-one relationships. That is how kids, especially, learn that they are special and that they matter. Could you find a two-hour window each week to give to a child who needs extra help?
Alma Community Care Reading Club — Logan Heights
Alma Community Care’s Reading Club is an after-school program at Burbank Elementary School designed to help students grades 1-4 strengthen their reading skills while also learning about Jesus. Volunteers work with students at one of three stations: one-on-one reading coaching, creative reading exercises, and Bible story time. Choose a Tuesday or Thursday each week to invest in the future of our next generation.
Tuesday/Thursday 4:00-5:15 pm
A Step Beyond — Escondido
A Step Beyond provides under-served youth with opportunities that greatly expand their expectations and ambitions through dance education, academic support, and family services.
ASB needs volunteers for their tutoring program which occurs at various times Monday through Friday evenings. Tutors can serve one day a week and select either elementary school or middle school.
Monday – Friday flexible times 4:00pm – 7:00pm
Casa De Amistad — Solana Beach and Encinitas
Become a coach to an under-served student! Tutors need to commit to at least one tutoring session once a week and can choose the age of student(s) they’d prefer to work with.
Solana Beach Location:
Elementary School: Tuesdays & Thursdays 4:15 – 5:45 pm
Middle & High School: Tuesdays & Thursdays 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Elementary School: Wednesdays 4:00 – 5:30 pm
By providing educational access, San Diego Refugee Tutoring hopes to bring social justice to refugees in eastern City Heights. Through one-on-one tutoring and comprehensive academic support, San Diego Refugee Tutoring equips children with the skills needed to succeed in a new cultural environment. Volunteers commit to one weekly tutoring session at Ibarra Elementary School.
Tuesday/Thursday 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Thursday, September 12—arrive at 5:30 pm
Tuesday, September 17—arrive at 5:30 pm
School Supplies Needed
Fill a backpack or bag with the school supplies listed below and return to a partner church by August 25. We’ll make sure they’re delivered to under-served kids in our community at local schools and tutoring programs associated with Hope for San Diego.
Any combination or multiples of these supplies welcome:
Box of crayons — 3-hole pencil bag — Graphing calculator — Pack of #2 pencils — Clear tape — Highlighters — Eraser —Scissors — Pack of markers — Pack of glue sticks — Box of colored pencils — Lunch bag — Wide-ruled looseleaf paper — Index dividers 5 or 8 tab — Reusable water bottle — Pens — Tab dividers — USB flash drive — Spiral notebook — Binders — Pencil sharpener