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Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law
256 South Occidental Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Posted: January 26 2015
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 5 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionTutors/Mentors are needed 2-3 times a week to assist residents with different academic subjects ranging from middle to high-school level work. Tutoring time is scheduled in the early evenings Monday through Friday. Examples of subjects are Math, Social Studies, Reading, Writing, and verbal communication of the English language, History, Science, Life Skills, etc. Many of our residents are mono-lingual Spanish speakers and need much practice in learning the English language. Youth also need exposure to positive role models who can give positive re-enforcement and be a source of inspiration in their lives. Dates are flexible, however we ask for consistency and participation for at least two months.
The Casa Libre/Freedom Home is a project of the Center for Human Rights and Constitutional Law, Inc. It is a licensed emergency and long-term 14-bed shelter for minors under the age of 18 without homes, including unaccompanied immigrant and refugee children.
The Center is a non-profit, public interest legal foundation dedicated to furthering and protecting the civil, constitutional, and human rights of immigrants, refugees, children, prisoners, and the poor.
RequirementsHigh School Diploma or Greater
Positive attitude in working with homeless teens
Able to pass criminal background check
Knowledge or willingness to learn proper tutoring methods
Be a positive role model and aspire to give positive re-enforcement
Sensitivity in working with at-risk and homeless youth a plus
Sensitivity to immigration issues, poverty, and homelessness
SkillsRequired - Lesson Planning, Academic Tutoring, Bilingual-English/Spanish
Preferred - Counseling, Youth At Risk