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Posted by ACHIEVEability on November 17, 2014

ACHIEVEability is a non-profit organization working to permanently break the generational cycle of poverty for low income, single parent, and homeless families through higher education, affordable housing, supportive services, community and economic development, and accountability.


We are looking for students that can commit to tutoring for at least a semester. These students can be: co-ops, unpaid interns, tutors in exchange for class credits, or just volunteers. Tutors help parents with college assignments or help children with homework and improvement of basic skills. Volunteers must attend a tutoring training session, after which they must commit to one volunteer session a week for the duration of a semester. Typical tutoring hours for ACHIEVEability parents and children are: Monday through Friday, from 3:00pm – 7:00pm and some mornings as well. The tutor’s schedule depends on which parent/child they are matched with.

Tax Preparation

Assist the ACHIEVEability Community Services Office provide free federal and state tax preparation services for members of the community. Training will begin this fall. Last tax season, we successfully prepared tax returns for 276 community residents. In all, these residents received $447,490 in tax refunds.

Housing Makeover Team

Are you looking for a team building activity for your company, your department or your group? ACHIEVEability can provide the perfect outlet for this need. Help ACHIEVEability prepare homes for new families to rent. By participating in this “Day of Caring” project, your group can clean, paint and/or do minor repairs to ACHIEVEability homes. In turn, your group will walk away from the project with a strong sense of accomplishment, knowing that they successfully helped to ready a home for a family in need. We are flexible with scheduling. Each service event should be at least four hours to be able to produce meaningful results. If a team has more time to offer, we will avail of the extra help.

For more information please contact Brittany Lewis Academic Coach at ACHIEVEability at 215-748-8818 or

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