Mission Statement

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The Equal Access to Education Service Corps program strives to understand the issues affecting access to education at all ages in the Fox Cities. Our mission is to provide opportunities for Lawrentians and the greater Fox Cities to work together in combating matters that hinder access to education. Currently, we hold partnerships with Volunteers in Tutoring at Lawrence (VITAL), the Fox Valley Literacy Council, and the Appleton Area School District.

Volunteers in Tutoring At Lawrence (VITAL) at Seely G. Mudd Library ( K-12 Tutoring)


The VITAL program is a free service provided by Lawrence that matches K-12 grade  students from Appleton schools with the greatest academic need to Lawrence student volunteer tutors. Individual and group tutors are required to meet with their tutees once a week for at least ½ hour to 1 hour at the Seeley G. Mudd Library at Lawrence University (see #34 on the campus map). Volunteer hours are submitted to the tutor’s academic record and can fulfill various organization requirements. Through individual tutor-tutee relationships, VITAL is committed to encouraging all students to persevere in their studies and have confidence in their work. The VITAL program also greatly benefits participating tutors as they learn to express clearly and communicate effectively with their tutees.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Tutor students in a subject of your choice every week
  • A background check is required
  • Sign up to tutor online

Fox Valley Literacy Council (Adult Tutoring)


The Fox Valley Literacy Council shares the power of learning to transform lives and enrich the community. Improving literacy skills empowers individuals to be better employees, parents, and community members.  Becoming a volunteer tutor is a rewarding experience. If you like to read - and like people - you will be a great tutor! Our 14-hour training program is designed for anyone. You don't have to have teaching experience or know a foreign language.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Tutor adults
  • Volunteers must complete the steps shown here.

RISEUP, A College Access Organization


RISEUP is a student volunteer organization at Lawrence University serving as a college access program for first generation, low socio-economic standing high school students in the Appleton area. This year we are specifically partnering with West High students.  Our main purpose is to provide more access for lower income, first generation college students to go onto higher education. With this, we hope to break down class barriers in higher education and create more diverse college campuses everywhere.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Provide students with help in College Prep areas like:
    • College Career Selection
    • Essay Writing
    • College Applications
    • FAFSA/Financial Aid Applications
    • Scholarship Search
    • ACT/SAT Test Prep
    • Mentorship

We are currently working with the students and staff at Appleton West High School to help students achieve their collegiate dreams. To get involved, email Papo Morales or Andrea Lara for more information.

The Appleton Area School District (AASD)


The Appleton Area School District (AASD) takes pride in providing high quality tutoring programs, United for Reading Success and Math Achievement Partnership. Both programs align well with what is being taught in the classroom, resulting in enhanced student learning by utilizing best practices for how kids learn. Volunteers model the joy of reading and math, while supporting the child’s efforts to read and complete math problems independently.

Volunteer Opportunities:
  • Tutor a child in math or reading for up to five 30 minutes sessions a week