Franklin Housing Authority seeks Volunteer Tutors
FRANKLIN, Tenn. - The Franklin Housing Authority (FHA), in partnership with the non-profit organization Franktown Open Hearts, is seeking qualified volunteers to assist with a new afterschool tutoring program.
"We are pleased to have launched a new program to provide children in public housing with the tutoring they need to be successful in the classroom. Unfortunately, the need is larger than our staffing and we are unable to accept additional children without more volunteers," said Tena Hardy, Resident Opportunities and Self-Sufficiency Services Coordinator. "This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who enjoys working with children to get involved in the Franklin community and truly make a difference in the life of child."
Tutors must have at least a high school diploma and will be working with elementary-school age children. Tutoring will take place at the FHA Community Center at 100 Spring Street on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. for the duration of the school year.
The FHA is partnering with Franktown Open Hearts, a Franklin-based non-profit that serves inner-city youth, to provide these tutoring services.
For more than 55 years, the Franklin Housing Authority has provided affordable, safe housing for low and moderate-income families in Franklin, Tenn. FHA operates 297 public housing units serving nearly 700 residents. Funded through rental income and subsidies from the Department of Housing & Urban Development, FHA also supports partnerships with programs that foster economic self-sufficiency for residents.