Testimonials

Making an impact

A concrete outdoor wall with the words River West Art Alley painted on it.
A concrete outdoor wall with the words River West Art Alley painted on it.
A concrete outdoor wall with the words River West Art Alley painted on it.
A concrete outdoor wall with the words River West Art Alley painted on it.
A concrete outdoor wall with the words River West Art Alley painted on it.
A concrete outdoor wall with the words River West Art Alley painted on it.
A concrete outdoor wall with the words River West Art Alley painted on it.
A concrete outdoor wall with the words River West Art Alley painted on it.
A concrete outdoor wall with the words River West Art Alley painted on it.

Recognition for our program

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Tutor/mentor takeaways

IUPUI student, Kristina Gill, shares about her overall experiences and biggest takeaways of being a tutor/mentor in the program. Read more and watch video

Local news stories

Due to the pandemic and the growing need for students learning from home, our program was featured on WISH-TV and WRTV news.

Featured in journal

Our program was featured in the second edition of the ENGAGE! journal, focused on community-engaged research with the community. Read the full article here.

Support for all students

For many students with special needs, the switch to virtual learning had a significant impact on the services and supports they receive from their school. Learn about how IU Student Success Corps stepped in to help.

 

Highlighting our campuses

Community engagement at IU Southeast

Tutors and mentors at IU Southeast are consistently engaging with the community.

They partner with local schools; collect hundreds of items for holiday drives for a local orphanage, homeless shelter and other local organizations that support families; offer homework help at My Club, a group for children whose parents are or have been incarcerated; organized a clothing drive for children in local schools; and have partnered with the local Housing Authority to offer tutoring, snacks and STEM lessons to children in local housing.

 

Responding to family needs at IU East

Parents receive frequent communication from the program at IU East, asking them about any support they may need.

Their responses have led tutors and mentors to respond through helping parents with technical issues during virtual learning for students; including training on childhood trauma, bullying, and specific issues related to youth isolation during the pandemic; working with counselors at Centerstone who refer parents to set up tutoring and mentoring; and working with the 21st Century Scholars coordinator to try to create equity of opportunity for students to attend college.

Supporting the community through partnerships at IU South Bend

At IUSB, tutors and mentors have built multiple partnerships with the community.

This includes school districts, where tutors and mentors are embedded in classroms and also provide services in after-school clubs; local community organizations for programs and tutoring and mentoring services; and the South Bend Cubs, where local youth can work with baseball on coaches and get their homework done.

General questions

For questions about the program or to request paper applications to enroll, please email sscp@iupui.edu or call 317-278-0914.

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