AIA Chicago Foundation Architects in Schools Volunteer Form - Spring 2020
Architects in Schools (AIS) is an initiative focused on bringing architecture professionals into classrooms to introduce middle school students to the field of architecture and to discuss the broader theme of architecture as a change-maker. Volunteers engage the students in critically analyzing their neighborhood for opportunities to create positive change and utilizing architecture as a means for implementing solutions.

The program is structured as a 8-week long program with 4-6 practicing architect volunteers visiting a single classroom once a week for one class period (1.5-2.5 hours-schools vary). Minimum desired commitment for a professional is 3 classroom visits. The curriculum consists of an introduction to architecture and design, design exercises, a final group project, and a field trip.

This spring we will be teaching in:
Chavez Elementary School, 4831 S. Hermitage Ave., (Back of the Yards)
**Tuesdays; 8am-10:30am 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

Pullman Elementary School, 11311 S. Forrestville, (South Shore)
**Mondays; 9:30am-11:00am 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23, 3/30, 4/13, 4/20, 4/27

Sawyer Elementary, 5248 S. Sawyer Ave., (Gage Park)
**Tuesdays; 10am-11:30am 3/3, 3/10, 3/17, 3/24, 3/31, 4/14, 4/21, 4/28

Please fill out the form below with your interest in volunteering for the program. Questions contact Allison Garwood Freedland: afreedland@aiachicago.org.
Email address *
Name *
Your answer
Have you participated in AIS before? *
Occupation *
Your answer
Employer *
Your answer
Work Address *
Your answer
Are you an AIA member? *
If you are not a member, would you consider it?
Language proficiency *
Your answer
Other special skills *
Your answer
I will attend the training on Feb. 19; 6-8pm @ AIA offices *
I am interested in: *
Required
Job Descriptions
Lead Mentor - can be shared between 2 people (approximately 20-hour commitment for semester)
• Must be a practicing architect and AIA member
• Commit to attending 7 sessions
• Primary contact with AIA Chicago and the teacher
• Coordinates all volunteers for each session
• May present lesson of the day
• Guides students as needed through project of the day
• Must attend a brief training session to review materials

Mentors (at least 3 per session - approximately 15-hour commitment for semester):
• Commit to attending at least 3 sessions
• Assists in updating of lesson materials
• May present lesson of the day
• Guides students as needed through project of the day
• Must attend a brief training session to review materials in new to program

Junior Level Mentor (approximately 5-hour commitment for semester):
• College student of architecture, engineering, landscape architecture
• Commit to at least 1 session
• Assists mentors in leading students through project of the day

I am a college student: *
The school I prefer is: *
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