Amwa's office: mesa
The eighteen students we tutor at the office of the American Muslim Women’s Association range from grades 1-9 and are of Syrian, Somali, Ethiopian, and Iraqi origin. RISE Tutoring began when we first met some of these students 5 years ago, and we’ve been working with them on a weekly basis ever since. Over time, we’ve built close relationships with our students, and we’re so proud to see how much they’ve grown as people. Now, our RISE family is expanding—we just brought eight wonderful Syrian students into our program!
Sunday 2–4 p.m.
930 W. Southern Ave.
Mesa, AZ 85210
Papago elementary school: East phoenix
In the spring of 2017, we began tutoring a group of ten kids at Papago Elementary School. Most of our students are of Burmese and Congolese origin, and because they've only been in the United States for a few years, they still struggle with basic spelling, reading, and math. We continue to work with them to build the foundational academic skills they require to succeed in school. Over the past year and a half, our bright and energetic kids have become so excited about learning that they look forward to tutoring every week—and so do we!
Saturday 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
2013 N. 36th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
valencia newcomer school: west phoenix
Valencia Newcomer School is a one-year immersion school for refugee and migrant children in grades 3–8 who have recently arrived in Arizona. Some of its goals include, “providing students with a firm academic foundation; helping students develop English language proficiency; orienting students and families to the responsibilities of an American school setting; supporting social skill development; promoting intercultural understanding; and enhancing each student’s self-esteem.” RISE is working to provide Valencia teachers the support they require in their classrooms and to develop a tutoring program which will address the individualized educational needs of students.
Friday 1–3 p.m.
3802 W. Maryland Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85019