Member Contributions

All City Roots Homeschool Cooperative memberships will include:

  • Public Events such as Park Days
  • Field Trips
  • Private Events such as holiday parties
  • Access to a catalog of one off, short term, ongoing, and cohort classes
  • Community Building Events such as Caregivers Evening Out and Family Picnics
  • Membership in a private Facebook group
  • Voting rights in the group

Member Options

  • Introductory Semester
    • Available only to new families for their first fall or spring of membership
    • No hours required
      • Will be third to enter the class enrollment lottery
  • Orange
    • 10h volunteer or class time annually for the first participating child
    • Each additional child adds 2h annually
    • Up to half of the hours may be replaced by $10 per hour
      • Will be second to enter the class enrollment lottery
  • Blue
    • 20h volunteer or class time annually for the first participating child
    • Each additional child adds 4h annually
    • Up to half of the hours may be replaced by $10 per hour
      • Will be the first to enter the class enrollment lottery along with Gray
  • Gray — While the Mission and Vision of CRHC focuses heavily on creating a community of contributing Members, there is a monetary contribution alternative to increase flexibility and ensure accessibility to Member families in various situations. 
    • $300 annually for the first participating child
    • Each additional child adds $50 annually
      • Will be the first to enter the class enrollment lottery along with Blue

Hours

  • Teaching, co-teaching, supervising field trip/event — counted per hour
  • Volunteer — opportunities posted as they arise; counted per hour
  • Committee service — Governance Committee counts for 10h; other committees count for 5h

Scholarships

Available for Orange and Blue options by request, at Governance Committee discretion and subject to available funds (Financial or Temporal)

Sample Contribution Scenarios

Malinda has two kids and signs up for Orange membership. She needs to get 12 hours of time to meet requirements. She does so by doing the following: 

  • Fall Trimester: 
    • Teaches two, two-hour classes on bird watching (4 hours)
    • Volunteers to sit at an informational table at a community event (2 hours)
  • Spring Trimester: 
    • Co-teaches one recurring class in a six-week session (6 hours)

Jeremy is a roadschooler with three kids who knows his family will be unavailable from March through July, but he wants his kids to take classes in the spring trimester before they leave, so he signs up for a full-year membership. They sign up for Orange, so he needs 14 hours: 

  • Fall Trimester: 
    • Co-teaches one recurring class in a six-week session (6 hours)
    • Leads a hike (4 hours)
    • Volunteers to clean up after a community event (1 hour)
    • Pays $30 (3 hours)

Jamie has one kid and works full-time, so they know they’ll need to spread their contribution hours out. They sign up for Blue, so they need 20 hours: 

  • Fall Trimester: 
    • Hosts three teen hangouts at their home on weekends (6 hours)
    • Pays $10
  • Spring Trimester: 
    • Hosts three teen hangouts at their home on weekends (6 hours)
    • Chaperones a field trip to Six Flags (4 hours)
    • Pays $10
  • Summer Trimester: 
    • Chaperones a field trip to the Art Museum (2 hours)