Family Advocacy

PAIRWN advocates and supports elementary students in the Harrisburg School District with limited English ability.

Afterschool programs include:

  • Weekly tutoring
  • Homework help
  • Test preparation after school hours.

Sessions may be intergenerational, allowing parents to feel connected with their children’s schoolwork and providing networking opportunities. The intent is to equip parents to assist their children and provide students with academic support.

Workshops on the education system are also provided to help immigrant and refugee families navigate academic expectations, mandatory testing, the college application process and American cultural norms.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Calling all volunteers interested in providing a space of creativity, learning, and belonging for our immigrant and refugee students in Harrisburg City School District.

Join PAIRWN staff members in providing snacks, activities, and homework help after school.

Monday’s from 4:00-5:30pm at Foose Elementary

Thursday’s from 4:00-5:30pm at Downey Elementary

Email Amy Kimmel at to sign up to volunteer