Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America Inc NFP

aka FORA   |   Chicago, IL   |  https://www.refugeefora.org/

Mission

Our mission is to ensure that refugee families are provided access to an education sufficient to prepare them to become economically self-sufficient and robustly engaged in American civic life.

Ruling year info

2019

Chair and Educational Programs Officer

Kathleen O'Connor

Main address

5822 S Blackstone Ave Apt 2

Chicago, IL 60637 USA

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EIN

83-2337377

NTEE code info

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Free, Daily ESL & Math Tutoring for Refugee Students

Pre-pandemic, we served 30 formerly illiterate Rohingya, Afghani and Syrian children every day, providing each child with 520 hours per year of customized intensive instruction in reading and math with a 2-to-1 student-tutor ratio using professional teachers and paraprofessionals (and lowering the ratio even further with volunteers). In March 2020, we transitioned all of our programs to operate virtually, using pedagogically sound reading and math software platforms. We were able to begin accepting volunteers from all across the country, which allowed us to accept 30 additional students, and we now serve 60 children with 2 hours a day of 1:1 online tutoring, for a total of 2,640 hours a month of tutoring. All tutors undergo legally mandated background checks and are monitored and mentored one hour every ten days.

Population(s) Served
Refugees and displaced people
Adolescents
Children
Preteens

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Forging Opportunities for Refugees in America Inc NFP

Board of directors
as of 2/9/2021
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Kathleen O'Connor

Melike Oncu

Farah Noor Cheema

Julia Manglano Toro

Wendy Kaplan Miller

Michael O'Connor

Maricruz Ponce de Leon

Seth Rigoletti