FORA is the premier U.S. high
impact tutoring organization
for SLIFE refugees.
We are currently welcoming refugee children from ten countries into our program as they arrive.
With over 90 more refugees on our waiting list, we are expanding into the old Chicago Northtown Public Library.
We at FORA believe strongly that literacy is a human right and are looking forward to helping more children achieve it!
Click here to read our 2023 annual impact report.
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Our mission is to ensure that refugee families are provided access to an education sufficient to prepare them to become economically self-sufficient and robustly engaged in American civic life.
Our vision is a world where refugees in need are welcomed and empowered.
We provide individually customized high impact tutoring (HIT) to SLIFE (Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education) refugee children, as well as non-tutoring programs of Robotics, Model UN, Storytelling, and Debate.
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Students receiving two hours of daily one-on-one tutoring
Hours of tutoring provided annually to refugee students
Volunteers onboarded since March 2020
Thank You to Our Supporters!
Albert Pick Jr Fund
ALDI Smart Kids
Arch Capital Group
Chicago Community Trust
Community Foundation of the Low Country
Compass Education Group
Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago
Daniel Simon Impact Fund
Frankel Family Foundation
Golan Christie Taglia LLP
GRoW @ Annenberg
Helen Brach Foundation
Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation
James Boskey Memorial Fund
Jewish United Fund
League of Women Voters
Metabolic Studio, Annenberg Foundation
New Frontiers Foundation
Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund
Pentwater Capital Management
Peter and Judy Kovler Foundation
Society for Science
W.P. and H.B. White Foundation
Yaqub Family Foundation