Rachel Klein was a volunteer for Nuestro Center’s Homework Club while attending Highland Park High School. Before starting her freshman year at Georgetown University, she shared her summer with our Nuestro Verano fifth grade campers and staff. Brian Acosta, our Middle School Program Associate, was grateful for Rachel’s help because the Latino and Youth program team had to quickly innovate to deliver their programs virtually.
Brian and Rachel created a virtual camp experience that enabled students to apply math and statistics concepts while learning about the history and importance of the United States Census. Rachel helped plan and teach lessons, and provided technical support, to make sure students stayed actively engaged during Zoom classes. By camp’s end, the fifth graders had gained confidence and valuable skills for transitioning to sixth grade. Rachel helped them take that big step comfortably.
AS A VOLUNTEER IN OUR LATINO EDUCATIONAL CONTINUUM, you can partner with our staff and 2nd grade through high school students in programs providing homework, math, and reading support, mentoring, and innovative academic and cultural programs presented by Writers' Theatre, Brushwood Center, and Urban Gateways. Learn more here.
YOUR NEW OR INCREASED DONATION between now and December 24 will be doubled up to $10,000 by a grant from the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County. Please donate today. Thank you for your support if you have already made a gift to our Annual Appeal.