We are a coalition of student volunteers engaging with Houston residents through English Second Language (ESL) tutor sessions and resource development.We move FORWARDS with FOUR WORDS at the core of our work:

Volunteer WITH US

We understand that service looks different for everyone. So, we offer two unique volunteer positions: Edu-Creators and 4Words Fellows!Edu-Creators
Edu-Creators engage in indirect service through the creation of ESL lesson plan portfolios.
Edu-Creators can look forward to:
-Developing 4Words' foundational set of educational materials
-Gaining firsthand experience in lesson plan creation (with a reviewed portfolio as proof!)
-Supporting the greater goal of improving adult English literacy in Houston and co-empowering all members involved
Edu-Creators can expect to give:
-10 documented hours during the academic year

4Words Fellows
4Words Fellows engage in direct service through one-hour weekly ESL tutor sessions.
4Words Fellows can look forward to:
-Connecting with ESL learners through consistent exchanges with the goal of developing empathy and cultural humility
-Empowering ESL learners to achieve their personal and professional goals, while being empowered in the process!
-Gaining ESL teaching/tutoring experience
4Words Fellows can expect to give:
-10 documented hours of their time between November-May (maximum of one hour per week)

Are you interested in virtually volunteering with us in one or both of our remote opportunities? Complete our application.

Our Community Connections are incredibly important to our operations and service. We partner with adult literacy centers on a biannual basis in order to connect our 4Words Fellows with ESL learners.Our current Community Connections include:
-The Alliance
-Boat People SOS
Are you interested in joining this group of organizations and partnering with us?
Complete our interest form.

Partner with us

Our Community Connections can look forward to:
-Gaining a coalition of vibrant student volunteers who will provide consistent, supplemental ESL tutoring for your ESL learners
-Growing a partnership with a university student organization
Our Community Connections can expect to give:
-Internal onboarding and training sessions
-Feedback on ways we can best serve the ESL learners we engage with

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