After School Tutoring and Enrichment

At the CCI, we offer tutoring Monday–Thursday for 20 (during COVID) elementary school students each semester in 2nd-5th grade. The CCI Literacy Corps Tutoring Program provides a proven small group literacy focus, with lesson plans that align to the Indiana State Standards. Students are exposed to good literature and exciting and appropriate writing opportunities while receiving the academic support that they need.

Students are paired with a trained volunteer tutor to receive assistance with reading and writing. Tutors typically work with the same student two days per week through the semester. This encourages tutors to appreciate and support the particular learning styles and educational needs of the child there are tutoring, and gives each child the consistent presence of a mentor they see regularly. 

Arts and Culture Enrichment

At NDCCI, we value creativity and we want each child that walks through our doors to have the opportunity to be creative. Each day, children have one hour of tutoring and one hour of an art enrichment activity. Activities are structured and focus on the child’s personal development in following areas:

Monday: Drama Club from Shakespeare at the Robinson Center Students love learning drama in this innovative acting program.  Students will learn theater games and ensemble building activities. They also do creative movement activities that teach the fundamentals of acting through voice, imagination, and movement. Through collaboration, students will use their imagination to build their own world to help their characters achieve their goals.

Tuesday: Art In art, the children experiment with many different mediums like fibers, collage, and painting. We look at a diverse amount of artists to inspire our work. We focus on the process and developing a fearlessness in our creative process.

Wednesday: Design Thinking Through Art In design thinking, we combine engineering with creativity. By focusing on sculpture, we integrate architecture, physics, and math with the creative process.

Thursday: Music Our music class is led by Notre Dame music students who not only expose students to different instruments and music styles but also diverse cultures across the world through music. Students are encouraged to dance and sing along if they know the song! 

Evening Programming


Tuesday: Art Club: Art Club is an opportunity to further explore many different mediums of art and to develop a personal style and vision within art. In art club we explore mediums such as, sculpture, weaving, painting, collage, and more.

Tuesday: Jump Rope Club: Led by the Notre Dame Jump Rope Club during our warmer Fall Tuesdays, Jump Rope club gets our students moving and playing with the versitle jump rope!

Tuesdays and Thursdays: VEX Robotics Club: In partnership with the Notre Dame College of Engineering, our students are taught robotics and beginner engineering skills through playing with and designing robots! 

Sign-Up Information

All primary school students are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to students who meet the following criteria:

  • Resident of the 46601, 46616, 46619 or 46628 ZIP Codes (or attendance at Madison school, which serves the near west side neighborhood)
  • Paperwork on time and complete
  • Parental involvement

Tutoring Registration Form

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the CCI Literacy Corps tutoring program please contact:

  • Aurelie Delavignette, Program Director 
    • Phone: (574) 631-7298
    • Email: Aurelie.Delavignette.1@nd.ed
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