A love for READING grows in the Bronx!

  • Bronx, NY, US

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Masa invites you to join our brand new literacy initiative! By tutoring for two hours a week you can be a part of the change. Join us in transforming communities through education —one family, one child at a time!

We are seeking dedicated volunteers to be a part of our literacy initiative, 2-4 hours a week. Volunteers will work with students in grades K-3 to help improve their literacy skills, and foster a love for reading.

About Masa:

Masa promotes educational attainment, committed leadership, and civic engagement among underserved families in New York City, with a particular focus on families of Mexican descent.

About the Literacy Intensive:

Starting in March, Masa will begin their second semester of an intensive literacy program to support K-2 students in strengthening their reading and writing skills. In the area where Masa operates, just 10% of third-graders read at grade level – so additional support is critical!

Volunteer Duties:

Literacy programs volunteers will:

  • Work with small groups of students in grades K -2 to provide intensive literacy instruction, specifically:
    • Work with students to identify, hear and manipulate sounds in words using games
    • Support students in using tools to recognize the relationship between letters and sounds Practice fluent reading with students using instructional level reading material
    • Perform daily read aloud to encourage reading comprehension and foster a love of reading
  • Create an environment in which children develop trusting and accepting relationships with adults and peers that foster growth and development
  • Collaborate in devising strategies for reinforcing material or skills based on an understanding of individual students, their needs, interests, and abilities
  • Maintain and model high academic and personal expectations for all students

Volunteer Requirements:

Volunteers should:

  • Be available at least one night a week Mondays through Thursdays from 5PM-6:30 PM beginning March 28th 2016 through June 16th 2016
  • Communicate observations regarding students' academic, social and behavioral status
  • Be flexible, creative, organized and able to respond to change as needed

Training will be provided! Interested? Fill out our interest form here! For more information you may also visit: www.masany.org or e-mail us at volunteeropportunities@masany.org

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Areas of focus:

  • 2770 Third Avenue
    1st Floor
    Bronx, NY, US 10455
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  • Start and end dates:

    3/28/16 - 6/16/16
  • Duration:

    3 months or longer
  • Time commitment:

    Occasional (weekly or monthly)
  • Times of day:

    Afternoons Evenings
  • Days of week:

    Weekdays
  • Schedule:

    Fixed schedule

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