The state of Illinois is stepping up with new funds to ensure that Illinois students have an easier time affording college at state schools. And students don't have to be a … [Read More...] about Illinois schools offering more scholarship money
A big thank you goes for the efforts of the organizers, walkers, donors, and other supporters of the Hunger Walkathon West CROP Hunger Walk. Hunger Walkathon West gave Cluster a … [Read More...] about Cluster thanks CROP Walk for $2,200 donation
Many tutoring students beat the "summer slump" by attending Cluster's Summer Reading Program to keep their skills sharp. An average of 30 students attended six weeks of classes, … [Read More...] about Summer reading success
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All funds help us provide one-to-one tutoring and mentoring for 115 kids from the Austin neighborhood on Chicago's west side. Your donations are greatly appreciated and 100% tax deductible.
Don't miss upcoming seminars, both at 6:30 p.m. at First United. Oct. 25, for high school parents: "How Do I Pay for College?" Nov. 1, for 7th and 8th graders, parents, and tutors: Navigating the CPS high school application process.
Students & Families
A caring, committed volunteer can make a lasting difference in the life of a child, regardless of the child's current level of academic ability. Cluster accepts new students in grades K-8, with priority enrollment going to students in K-3. Students may remain in the program through grade 12. MORE >>
You don’t need special training to be a tutor - just patience, a desire to help, and 90 minutes one night a week during the school year. The atmosphere is relaxed and supportive, and tutors find they get as much out of the program as their students. MORE >>
Read to Succeed
Because reading is the key to academic success, Cluster has a focus on literacy. Our Structured Reading project, which is overseen by a certified reading specialist, has produced great results. MORE >>
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Chicago, Illinois 60651