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Schools of Hope

Since we started Schools of Hope in 2009:

Schools of Hope is an Early Grade Reading Initiative that helps children build the critical reading skills needed to succeed in school and life.

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

Join partners like Keysight Technologies and VIAVI Solutions and ADOPT a school near you. For more details call (707) 528-GIVE


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

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