Out of a desire to love our neighbors and in response to local need, West Shore Free Church opened the Community Resource Center in the Cumberland Pointe community. We have leased about 2,000 square feet of office space to provide tutoring and other neighborhood services for families in Mechanicsburg.
As the adverse learning impact of the COVID-19 pandemic became clear, we opened the Community Resource Center to offer tutoring to students at Upper Allen Elementary School (grades 1-3) and Elmwood Academy (grades 4-5), schools within walking distance of the building. Its central location makes it easily accessible for students and families in the area.
With the tutoring program well underway and serving up to 40 students per week, we are actively considering additional services and programs to assist Cumberland Pointe neighbors at this location. It is paramount that the Community Resource Center initiative emphasizes input from our neighbors, who know best what they need. This will require listening ears, flexibility and an unwavering commitment to seek the good of our neighbors alongside community partners.
Spend one-on-one time with a student in grades 1-5 who has been referred by the Mechanicsburg Area School District. Tutors will focus on interactive learning with an emphasis on helping with homework and building grade-level skills.
Short-term Need: 9 tutors, Twice a week for the month of May @ 3:30 and/or 4:30
Summer Needs: 10+ Tutors, Twice a week @ 10 and/or 11 a.m.
Hosts welcome students as they arrive at the Community Resource Center and connect them to their tutor. Hosts offer friendly hospitality, making sure families are aware of other activities offered through the CRC.
Commitment: One day a week. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, from 3:10-5:45.
Help a group of English language learners develop their conversational skills in a fun and informal setting.
Commitment: One day a week for 2 hours.
Men’s group: Mondays @ 6:30 p.m.
Women’s Group: Fridays @ 10 a.m.
Contact Hannah May for more information.