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FROM
DISPOSSESSED
TO EMPOWERED
THROUGH LITERACY

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.

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

Our Vision

Our Work

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.

104

Students receiving two hours of daily one-on-one tutoring

48,000+

Hours of tutoring provided annually to refugee students

900+

Volunteers onboarded since March 2020

Educational Programs Director Kathleen O'Connor reading with a student in the FORA headquarters.

Join Us!

Provide a refugee child the opportunity to intellectually flourish.

 

Invest today by volunteering or donating.

Thank You to Our Supporters!

Albert Pick Jr Fund


ALDI Smart Kids


Arch Capital Group


BFKN Foundation


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


Lohengrin Foundation


Metabolic Studio, Annenberg Foundation

   
New Frontiers Foundation

Patrick and Anna M. Cudahy Fund


Pentwater Capital Management


Peter and Judy Kovler Foundation


Society for Science


Sudbury Foundation


Unity Temple


W.P. and H.B. White Foundation


Wag Foundation


Yaqub Family Foundation

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