SALEM – The renovated childhood home of famed civil rights pioneer Oliver Hill will be active once again with a new plan for mentoring and tutoring of Roanoke school students.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is partnering with the Roanoke City Schools and the Oliver Hill Foundation to launch an after-school mentoring program at the house in Roanoke’s Gainsboro community.
The plan was announced Monday at a meeting of the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court.
Renovation of Hill’s boyhood home was unveiled in 2009, with a plan for a legal clinic. The clinic closed within two years, reportedly because of redundancy of legal aid services in the area.
Organizers hope to set the current plan in motion by January.