Programs and Services

Read Across America Reader Registration Form

If you would like to volunteer, please click the link above, complete the form and return, via email, to by Thursday, February 21st, 2013.


Services Provided to Indianapolis Public Schools #44
“Schoolhouse Success – Volunteer One Hour”

Our objective is to provide teacher assistants in the classroom to increase academic achievements by improving teacher to student ratio with community volunteers.

In-Class Teacher Assistant

1. 8:50am – 3:50pm Monday – Friday (Balance School Calendar)
2. Read with individual students or in small groups.
3. Assist students with completing worksheets or in-class activities.
4. Assist teacher(s) with walking students to lunch room for lunch or breakfast.
5. Assist staff with hallway monitoring.
6. Assist staff on in-school projects.
7. Special events/assignments

Qualifications Sought:
1. Acceptable background check to work in the assigned areas.
2. Enjoy work with elementary children
3. Ability to work with a variety of personalities, learning styles and behaviors.
4. Patience, flexible and adapt to change well
5. Ability to work with program and school guidelines.

Before School Reading Tutor
Approximately 1 hour (7:30am – 8:45am)
Services will be on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Program start November 2011 – April 2012
Serve approximately 30 students

IPS Admin. Staff/Teacher(s) provide daily reading materials
Parents are responsible for transportation to school or walkers
LDF will provide a daily snack for students
Students will have goals established by the school

Benefits of LDF “Schoolhouse Success” Volunteer Services:

  • Screening process
  • Orientation and School Introduction
  • Scheduling is established in advance and is flexibility to volunteer availability
  • Onsite coordinator for point service
  • Teacher-Student ratio reduced to increase student classroom achievement
  • Increased supplemental educational support for students and staff
  • All materials used are current subject matter (no agency curriculum)
  • Staff completed a survey to identify and direct the services
  • Volunteer training is consistent and volunteers are classroom ready upon completion of orientation.

Other IPS 44 Activities Supported by LDF and BTS Council:

Read Across America – for the last three years LDF has received a grant that supported a large community event for IPS 44 promoting reading. The 1st or 2nd Monday in March we celebrated reading and Dr. Seuss birthday in every classroom. Community volunteers and stakeholders came into the building from 9:30a – 2:00p reading their favorite Dr. Seuss book or childhood book. At the end of the day every student came down to the cafeteria and had a cupcake and punch. Most Bridges to Success (BTS) council members worked with LDF to organize the event and the community gets very excited about this event.

Breakfast with Santa – Early December (date forthcoming) LDF organizes an opportunity for the students and general community to participate in a breakfast with Santa event. LDF seeks sponsorships for disadvantage families and last year we gained sponsorship for over 80 students/families.

ISTEP Math Boot Camp – for the last two years LDF has received a grant to provide snacks and transportation home for approximately 100 students. Students are selected by the teacher (4th-6th) to receive afterschool tutoring in math for 3 days (during week before 1st round of ISTEP in February). Teachers volunteer to work with the student through activities designed by the Title 1 Teacher. Last year, we were able to sponsor two weeks of services (6 days).

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