Sylvania SS 215 | 971-722-4419 | FAX: 971-722-4959
Visit the organization web site: www.seworks.org/
- What We Do
Established in 1997, SE Works is a community-based workforce development organization providing employment, training and supportive services. Our mission is to strengthen the economic health and well being of our diverse Portland community by increasing access to employment, educational, and supportive services. Despite our growth, we honor our origins as a neighborhood-based, grassroots organization.
- Opportunities for service with us
Tutors will plan and implement tutoring sessions for learners in SE Works’ English as a Second Language (ESL) Program. In a one-on-one or small group setting, tutors help students improve skills in speaking, reading, writing, and understanding English. Learning sessions are student-driven, focusing on the needs and goals of the students. Tutoring opportunities are available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00pm and Tuesday and Thursday 8:30-6:30 (depending on student and tutor availability).
Volunteers for the Prisoner Re-entry program mentor adults who are transitioning from incarceration to the community. Mentors offer support, encouragement, and motivation to help participants learn how to help her/himself. Volunteers are expected to model positive social behavior and attitudes, attend training and mentor/participant social events, and contact participants at least once a week. Mentors must be emotionally mature, have positive social and communication skills, have a minimum of two years sobriety, and able to make at least a six month commitment. Mentors can work one-to-one, with groups, as workshop facilitators, or provide specialized assistance to participants in a specific employment field. Mentoring times vary and depend on volunteer and participant availability.
Youth GED Tutors
Youth General Education Development (GED) tutors work with students on all subjects of the GED exam, including math, science, social studies, reading, and writing. Tutors and students work one-on-one and in small groups. Most tutors help during our Youth GED tutoring lab, which takes place on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Additionally, tutoring opportunities are available during the school day with day class students.
Volunteers mentor youth transitioning into post-secondary education. They offer support, encouragement, and motivation to youth in their first few semesters of college. Mentors can work one-to-one, with groups, or provide specialized support surrounding life skills with the youth. We ask that volunteers are available for a period of 9 months to foster a lasting relationship with the youth, and meet with youth at least once a week (additional phone or email contact may be needed) and attend occasional group activities.
- Preferred way to contact:
- Bus Service
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