LearnLinks is a year-round after-school program for youth in grades K-8 living in Human Solutions’ affordable housing complexes. The program fosters greater academic achievement in public school, builds positive character traits and leadership skills, increases parent participation in the academic life of their children, and supports the overall stability of families. Key

LearnLinks elements include:

  • Homework Club: Extra help in difficult subject areas and time to complete homework in a caring, supportive learning environment.
  • Community Leaders: Middle school youth chosen for this role learn positive social behaviors while they mentor their younger counterparts, providing tutoring and modeling responsible behavior.
  • Service Learning: As Community Leaders gain confidence in their leadership and mentoring skills, service learning allows them to make a difference in their communities and experience the personal satisfaction of helping others.
Success Stories

LearnLinks is funded by The Portland Children’s Levy.

Volunteer with us!

LearnLinks is seeking after school tutors for youth in K-8th grade.

After school tutoring volunteers would assist with reading for youth in K-2nd grade, facilitate Language Learning games with 3-5th graders, and/or assist with middle school math.  Tutoring takes place in community rooms at Human Solutions housing sites, in 7 locations around the Mill Park, Cherry Park and Rockwood neighborhoods.

No second language skills are necessary for these volunteer positions. However, many of our youth are English Language Learners  so individuals with Russian, Somali, and/or Spanish skills are strongly encouraged to apply!

The schedule for this volunteer opportunity would be Mon-Thurs from approximately 3:00-6:00 PM
(Times are flexible and may vary.  Tutoring is only 1.5hrs a week)

This position runs from October - June. Volunteers must be able to pass a background check, and commit to at least a semester.  Apply today!

For more information about this opportunity, contact the LearnLinks Program Manager at tparson@humansolutions.org

If you are interested in leading Art, Science or Community Service projects on a one time basis, let us know!

Volunteer Application