Connecting Communities and Our Schools

Friends and Neighbors-


The 2017-2018 school year is here and tutors are back in classrooms! Last year, we were able to help 604 students. What will you do to help this year be a success?

VinE is committed to working with our schools to help students get the additional one on one or small group time they need to succeed.  Our mission is to “engage the community in the education of its students, supporting their growth and preparing them for productive citizenship.”  VinE Coordinators match trained volunteers with students based on teacher requests.  If you know of a student that would benefit from a tutor, please contact your school’s Site Coordinator or go to the Contact Us page for more information.

In June 2017, the Virginia School Board voted unanimously to start a partnership with VinE. This winter, we will start recruiting, training, and placing volunteer tutors in Parkview Elementary. Please contact our office to become a volunteer in Virginia or to have VinE present at your business, church, or service organization to see how you can support this exciting new endeavor.

VinE is currently providing volunteers for the schools of Cherry, South Ridge, Northwoods, Northeast Range, Tower-Soudan, Franklin Elementary, Nelle Shean Elementary, and Eveleth-Gilbert Junior High.  Volunteers range in age from 15-86 and possess a variety of experience and skills.  Our tutors may help a student that is temporarily behind or consistently work with a student that needs additional time in a given subject.  Tutors work with small groups or with individuals.  However a tutor contributes, she or he is working for the betterment of our entire community.


Together with teachers, VinE is helping our students gain the skills they need to exceed in school and in our world.  Through tutoring, we are fostering a joy of learning, a community connection to our schools, and an environment of healthy relationships where students feel thmarybarattaat adults in their community truly care about them and how they are doing.

Our community’s future depends on our students.  Their future depends on us.

You can be part of this work by volunteering your time or by making a tax deductible financial contribution.

For more information, please contact us by calling 218 404 5742 or emailing

Thank you for being part of our mission!

Cassandra Hainey

Program Director