Exterior view of Student Resource Center

CARE (Cultivating Academic Readiness & Excellence)

Academic mentoring program for anyone who enjoys working with children in grades Pre-K through 8th grade. Bensenville Elementary School District 2 is only 20 minutes from the COD campus.

Organization Address

Bensenville Elementary School District 2

Name and Position of Contact Person

Lara Schwarz- Coordinator and Community Liaison

Phone Number

(630) 766-2605 ext. 3202

Email Address


Website Address


Days/Hours Available for Service Learners

  • During the school day when school is in session.
  • Middle School (except Tuesdays-early dismissal) 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Pre-K- through 5th-grade buildings 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (except Tuesdays-early dismissal)

Description of Service Learner Role

Working with a particular grade, teacher, and students for an hour or two per week. The commitment can be for a semester or the whole school year. Help is needed in any subject area, including Art and PE, when available. 

Organization Requirements

Volunteer Form (background check) needs to be completed and turned in prior to going into the assigned classroom.

The Application must be submitted so we can find a placement for the volunteer.

Number of Placements Available

Varies by school


Contact Information

Career Services
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1140
Email: csc@cod.edu
Phone: (630) 942-2230
Fax: (630) 942-4596

Regular Hours:
Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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