Schools of Hope is an early intervention model for children struggling with reading. Volunteer tutors commit to spending a minimum of 30 minutes a week working one-on-one with a student in literacy and reading.

The program is in place in 22 schools around the county, including McDowell and Miwok schools in Petaluma.

To learn more or register for an orientation, contact Erica Dolcini at the Volunteer Center. Call 573-3399, ext. 121 or e-mail edolcini@volunteernow.org.