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Fellow Testimonial: How Working with English Language Learners transformed my life as a SAGA Fellow

 Emily Gazall | July 20, 2017SAGA Chicago served over 100 students who speak as many as 20 different languages during 2016-2017 school year. Working with English Language Learners (ELLs) can be full of difficulties because students face the double challenge of learning academic content as well as the language in…

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Minority Empowerment

Josh Tures, Amena Wallace and Garrett Black June 21, 2017 SAGA’s select group of Leadership Fellows not only support students during their tutorial sessions, but they invest time in special projects that  support their entire school communities outside of that space. After leading an after school workshop on advocacy and self-identification,…

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5 important criteria of effective tutoring programs

Antonio Gutierrez April 15, 2017 SAGA Innovations’ approach to tutoring is unique because it differs from the after-school model of tutoring usually employed by public schools, in which there is no connection to the school day or school support structure. Instead, students in SAGA meet with their tutor in the…

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Alumni Spotlight: Arielle Moseley

April 10, 2017 Arielle Moseley always knew she wanted to make a difference. While an undergraduate student at the University of Chicago, she decided to put her education into action and create change in the community she loved. After graduation, SAGA Innovations gave Arielle the opportunity to have an immediate…

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The Site Director: a Fellow’s best friend

Antonio Gutierrez | Co-Founder | September 8, 2016 SAGA Fellows are fresh out of summer training and starting their first day of school.  For Fellows embarking on a 10-month assignment to tutor at-risk students, the SAGA Site Director is an invaluable source of support, feedback and guidance. Site Directors utilize…

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