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"I always rejoice in the little accomplishments"

Tutor Carol Gabbert celebrates her students' success

When Carol Gabbert began tutoring 18 years ago, she had no idea how much it would impact her life. After years of working as a preschool teacher when her children were young, Carol wanted to try something different when a friend suggested she become an OASIS Intergenerational Tutor. She looks forward to each new year and the adventures that lie ahead.
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Wednesday, August 27, 2014/Author: Jennifer Newcom/Number of views (285)/Comments (-)/

New school year excitement never fades, even long after graduation

OASIS tutors channel their good memories into helping kids today

This time of year I can’t help but start thinking about going back to school, and how much I looked forward to that when I was a kid. OASIS tutors have many reasons for both choosing to tutor, AND where they want to tutor. Perhaps they want to complete the circle, and come back to their neighborhood school. 
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Monday, August 18, 2014/Author: Jeanne/Number of views (356)/Comments (-)/

Kids say the darndest things

And their OASIS tutors love it!

A student told his OASIS tutor, "Wednesday is my favorite day. I get pizza for lunch and you!” Wouldn’t you love to know that you ranked #1 on someone’s list—right alongside pizza? That's just one of the many wonderful comments I hear from OASIS volunteer tutors. You can learn more about what it's like to be a tutor ... and rank #1 alongside pizza.
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Thursday, July 31, 2014/Author: Pat Gilbert/Number of views (569)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Volunteering

OASIS tutor recruiters to reach goal of 2500 tutors

Celebrating the 25th anniversary of OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring

Tutors from across the St. Louis region gathered at the Center of Clayton on June 25 and at Fort Zumwalt in St. Charles County on July 1 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of OASIS Tutoring and kick off an area-wide campaign to recruit tutors for the 2014-2015 school year.
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Thursday, July 03, 2014/Author: Chris/Number of views (618)/Comments (-)/
Categories: St. Louis

How do you decide to support a non-profit?

OASIS volunteer Tamara Rhomberg discusses what matters

Mail just isn’t what it used to be. Remember the days when people actually sent letters to each other? Now the mailbox is filled with junk mail and bills. Just in the past week, I’ve received dozens of letters from nonprofits. Each is worthy of support and I want to contribute and often do what I can. But how do you decide which organizations to commit to?

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014/Author: Guest Author/Number of views (1154)/Comments (-)/
Categories: Philanthropy
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