This is a group of students from Brown University that volunteer with Inspiring Minds through the Community Corps. Volunteers are placed at one of ten participating elementary schools, grades PreK-5 in Providence Public Schools. The minimum commitment is one hour per week. We also accept applicants for Off-Campus Federal Work-Study.
Inspiring Minds empowers students for success in school and life by supporting them with trusted relationships, tutoring, and mentoring from inspired community members.
Students first. Our youngest learners are always the primary beneficiary and central focus of our work. Closing educational achievement gaps are central to improving social mobility and increasing opportunity.
Achievement driven. We hold ourselves and our students to high standards and expectations. Everyone can succeed with the right supports and resources.
Culturally competent. Our students bring their own socio-cultural experience to school. Understanding and responding to the knowledge and experiences of each individual learner is important to personalizing their learning experience and encouraging the belief they can grow and learn.
Community connectors. The entire community has a responsibility to support student success and to close the achievement gap. Inspiring Minds connects caring and committed adults to students.
Relationships matter. Students feel supported and important when they experience strong relationships with adults. Such relationships improve attitudes, behaviors and mindsets that are integral to student success.
Evidence-based. We use qualitative and quantitative data and research to inform our organizational decisions and spark dynamic and innovative responses.
If you would like to join us on our mission, please check "Inspiring Minds" on the Community Corps application and then become a member of Inspiring Minds.
- Visit your assigned classroom weekly as scheduled. This includes: arriving on time, signing in at the front desk, and spending at least an hour in the classroom.
- Participate in mandatory training as scheduled throughout the semester.
- Be invested in the program and enthusiastic about working with kids!