Founded in 1956 in Oxford, Jacari now has a large alumni base of former tutors and pupils living across the UK and internationally.
Currently, we are reaching out to our alumni far and wide to create a network through which Jacari alumni can connect with one another, stay up-to-date with Jacari's ongoing work, and support us.
If you are a former volunteer tutor or a pupil who received support from one of our volunteers and are interested in reconnecting with Jacari and/or being added to our alumni mailing list, please get in touch with our Alumni Engagement Officer, Natasha Wooldridge, at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 07843 801167.
Ways to stay involved with Jacari
From keeping in touch, helping us raise vital funds and sharing your expertise, there are plenty of ways to continue your involvement with Jacari. For more information, please contact our Alumni Engagement Officer, Natasha Wooldridge by emailing email@example.com
Join our Board of Trustees - we are interested in hearing from prospective Trustees to diversify our board. Our Trustees meet (currently virtually) every quarter and provide ad hoc support throughout the year to our small team
Become a specialist adviser - do you have a specific area of expertise which could be helpful to Jacari? We could particularly benefit from support from HR experts and solicitors.
Offer careers advice or professional development - We'd love to hear from you if you have experience that could be of value to our volunteers, either while they are tutoring or for their future career. This could be delivered as a short, focused online session to our volunteers, or one-to-one mentoring.
Help us translate letters to parents - do you speak another language? We send an introduction letter to parents of new Jacari pupils and would like to translate this template into as many languages as possible.
Donate a laptop or tablet - 30% of Jacari pupils don't have an online device at home and are missing out on vital online learning. if you have an old laptop or tablet you no longer need, please contact us and we can arrange for it to be wiped and refurbished and loaned to a Jacari family.
Make a donation or fundraise for Jacari - every donation, however small, makes a difference, helping to build the confidence and improve the language skills of children who are struggling at school. Donate here today. If you are planning to fundraise for Jacari and would like some help coming up with a challenge, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
We send a monthly newsletter to our alumni and supporters with the latest news and ways to stay involved with Jacari.