What we do

Strive Tutoring is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational services center for students in grades 1-12 located in Chicago’s Hyde Park neighborhood. We have been providing free educational support, customized tutoring, and enrichment activities to youth from Chicago’s South Side neighborhoods for over 20 years.

Strive offers a free summer program for the month of July. Students participate with their peers in engaging hands-on learning activities, while practicing applied math, reading, writing, and art. They make culinary creations in the kitchen, go on field trips, and explore various topics from nutrition to Ancient Greece. The end of the program is marked with a Summer Show- case & BBQ, in which students display their work, perform in a program open to parents and family members, and feast with all who are present!
We provide free one-to-one tutoring and extracurricular activities to kids on Chicago's South Side. We pair students and volunteer tutors based on a student's needs and a tutor's strengths. Students choose one or two weekly sessions to attend.

After-School Strive Pod

Strive Pod is our after-school small-group tutoring and enrichment program. Each Pod has 4-6 students of similar age and grade, guided by a supportive Pod Preceptor who offers academic assistance and facilitates enrichment activities. Chess tournaments, baking and art projects, science experiments, and outdoor play are some of the things Pods do. Positive peer relationships are emphasized in Strive Pod as a key aspect of children’s healthy, holistic development.

Thanks to the generosity of community partners, we are proud to offer ALL of our programs free-of-charge!

5001 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago IL

Strive is located in the residential Kenwood neighborhood and operates out of in donated space at the Ellis Avenue Church.

The building is a converted mansion located on the S/E corner of 50th Street and Ellis: 5001 S.Ellis Avenue. The building has an iron fence and is made of white/tan brick. If you feel lost, just call us: 773.268.4910 and we'll come out to the porch to greet you.

773.268.4910

staff@strivetutoring.org

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Small-group tutoring is important because it encourages positive peer relationships, a key aspect of children’s healthy, holistic development. And just $100 sponsors a child for a full month of ... See more

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Have you heard of Strive Pod, our after-school small-group tutoring and enrichment program? Each Pod has 4-6 students, who participate in chess tournaments, baking and art projects, science ... See more

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Summer Instructor Internship

Strive Tutoring is now seeking Instructor Interns for our 4-week Summer Program for kids (June 30-July 28) with hands-on academic activities, arts education, outdoor activities, and field trips! ... See more

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#ThrowbackThursday #TBT to Strive of the early 2000s!

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Click here to support Help Fund a College Trip to Chicago organized by Haben Yohannes

Haben Yohannes is a former Strive tutor, now public school teacher in Detroit. We at Strive have done what we can to support her initiative to offer a Chicago colleges tour for her students. Please ... See more

My advisory is my first family at work. I have known most of them for almost two years. As freshmen, they were wide-eyed students who had a lot of energy, but they needed a lot of guidance on how to ... See more

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There are over 200 students on our waiting list who are waiting for a tutor just like you! Find out more about volunteering at Strive here: http://www.strivetutoring.org/get-involved-2/. And please ... See more

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