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FROM
DISPOSSESSED
TO EMPOWERED
THROUGH LITERACY

FORA is the premier U.S. high

dosage tutoring organization

for SLIFE refugees.

 

We are currently welcoming Afghan and Ukrainian refugee children into our program as they arrive.

 

We at FORA believe strongly that literacy is a human right.

Click here to read our 2022 annual impact report.

FORA is currently accepting applications for Spring 2023 tutors! 

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Our Vision

Our vision is a world where refugees in need are welcomed and empowered.

Our Mission

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 Work

We provide individually customized high dosage tutoring (HDT) 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

34,000+

Hours of tutoring provided annually to refugee students

250+

Volunteers onboarded since March 2020

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Join Us!

Provide a refugee child the opportunity to intellectually flourish.

 

Invest today by volunteering or donating.

Our Values

We value patience, kindness, wellness, intercultural connection, a passion for learning and a determined resilience... and modeling these values for others.
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Our Chief Operating Officer, Arkhawan Salih, was recently featured on Loyola University Chicago's Community Service & Action Stories! You can read it here!

Meet our Interns and Tutors!

Thank You to Our Supporters!

Albert Pick Jr Fund

Council of Islamic Organizations of

Greater Chicago

Society for Science

Metabolic Studio, Annenberg Foundation

GRoW @ Annenberg

Frankel Family Foundation

Helen Brach Foundation

ALDI Smart Kids

Community Foundation of the Low Country

Yaqub Family Foundation

 

Howard and Abby Milstein Foundation

 

Pentwater Capital Management

 

Chicago Community Trust

W.P. and H.B. White Foundation

New Frontiers Foundation

Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund

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