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Schools of Hope

Since we started Schools of Hope in 2009:

3,000+ Students Receiving One-on-One Support
50 Participating Elementary Schools
1,600+ United Way of the Wine Country Volunteer Tutors
20%+ Average percentage point increase in 3rd grade reading proficiency*

* Sonoma State University evaluation, 2016-17


Schools of Hope is an Early Grade Reading Initiative that helps children build the critical reading skills needed to succeed in school and life. Through Schools of Hope, we recruit, train and place community volunteers in local elementary schools. Our tutors works one-on-one with Kindergarten through third grade students during the school day to supplement work in the classroom. For answers to some common volunteer questions, click here.

  • To volunteer in Sonoma County, click here or contact Ariel Vipond at 707-528-4485 ext. 103 or
  • To volunteer in Mendocino County, contact Bonnie Schoefer at North Coast Opportunities Volunteer Network by calling (707) 467-3200 ext. 316 or
  • To volunteer in Lake County, contact Monica Vanoven at North Coast Opportunities Volunteer Network by calling (707) 263-4688 ext. 421 or
Join partners like Keysight Technologies and VIAVI Solutions and ADOPT a school near you. For more details call (707) 528-GIVE