Want to contribute but don't have time? Don't know what to do with all that extra stuff you found during Spring cleaning? Not to worry! We are always looking for school and art supply donations to better serve our students. Please contact Emily Mancini-Fitch if you wish to drop off donations (don't just dump them outside our door!).
Accepted Donation Items
Clay & Play-Dough
Culturally Diverse Books
We are glad you are interested in volunteering! Currently we run study centers in four neighborhoods: Front Street, Sagamore Village, Riverton Park, and Kennedy Park. The mission of the centers is to provide a positive, productive, and safe environment for students to receive assistance with homework. There is great need in the neighborhoods as many parents are not fluent in English and have a difficult time assisting with homework. We work primarily with children grades 3-12, but we are also a resource for Adult Education students and all community members.
Our primary focus is assisting students with homework, but we try to supplement their education by doing art projects, playing educational games, and reading with them. Volunteers with specific interests they would like to teach often lead these supplementary activities. As a volunteer, you have the option of working with the coordinators of each center to define what role you would like to have.
If you are interested in volunteering at the study centers, fill out one of our volunteer applications today or contact Emily Mancini-Fitch for more information!
Our Community Partners
The PHA Study Centers have been extremely lucky to have continual support from many community partners and below are just a few:
Boys & Girls Club of Southern Maine
Goodwill NNE Americorp VISTA & MLC
Greater Portland Health
Mayo Street Parks
NAACP Portland Branch
Portland Adult Education
University of Southern Maine
Is your group interested in volunteering? Contact Emily Mancini-Fitch today for more information!