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 will love learning drama in this innovative acting program. Students will learn theater games and ensemble building activities. They will 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: Take Ten: TAKE TEN is simple: it is a short positive phrase that provides children with a common language to demonstrate their choice for nonviolence. TAKE TEN is more than a slogan—it encourages children to TALK IT OUT, WALK IT OUT, WAIT IT OUT rather than engage in violent behavior. Participants will work with college volunteers and use art, writing, and drama to learn how they can reduce violence.
Thursday: 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.
Tuesday: Art Club for middle schoolers: 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: Storytelling through Art: Middle schoolers will go beyond the canvas and learn how to tell exciting stories using works of art. Each class we will look closely at and discuss 1-3 works of art. There will also be a hands on activity that engages with the class’ theme and artist(s) each session. Students will also have the opportunity to create their own works of art inspired by the artists they’re learning and talking about.
Thursday: Notre Dame Dance Company: On Thursdays, the ND Dance Company teaches our students dance, especially hip-hop and jazz, helping them to prepare to be in the ND Dance Showcase.
Thursday: Design Thinking for 2nd - 5th graders: Students take part in fun activities where they learn creative problem solving skills. They learn to design and solve challenges while learning from their mistakes in a supportive and exciting atmosphere. They will learn to make things such as marshmallow towers, marble runs, and much much more!
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
If you have any questions about the CCI Literacy Corps tutoring program please contact:
- Aurelie Delavignette, Program Director
- Phone: (574) 631-1968
- Email: Aurelie.Delavignette.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Isabel Weber, AmeriCorps Member, Site Coordinator
- Phone (574) 631- 7298
- Email: email@example.com