The “Community Afterschool Relationships in Education,” or C.A.R.E., is a weekly hunger prevention and tutoring opportunity provided by the congregation of Union Memorial United Methodist Church (UMC) and the UNC Greensboro community. C.A.R.E. first opened its doors to our neighbors, parents/guardians and their respective students, in February of 2014. From its beginning, C.A.R.E. sought to feed both the bodies and minds of our neighbors. The weekly meal is free and open to volunteers and participants alike. C.A.R.E. meets each Thursday from 5:30-7:30pm in the fellowship hall at College Place UMC 509 Tate St, Greensboro, NC 27403. Both volunteers and participants should use the church’s entrance on High St. Signs leading to this entrance will be posted.
We ask volunteers to serve from 4-8pm to assist with set-up, registration, tutoring and clean-up. Our doors open to our neighbors starting at 5:30pm. Parents/guardians are invited to leave their children (1st-12th grade) in our care from 5:30-7:30pm. C.A.R.E. provides parents/guardians with two child-free hours to complete tasks . However, we do invite parents/guardians who are life-long learners to stay for tutoring and/or professional development. Again, C.A.R.E. meets each Thursday following Guildford County Schools schedule. (The Guildford County schedule differs from UNC Greensboro’s schedule. Please note any conflicts between their schedule and your due dates for assignments, reading days and exam dates.) We need a diversity of tutors with expertise in math and reading for our younger neighbors and more subject specific help for our middle school/high schoolers. All volunteers will undergo a background check and abide by our host church’s childcare policies.
Find out more at greensborocare.org.