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Volunteer for a social justice and literacy program in the Bronx!

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Masa


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Published 5 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week
Short-Term (few weeks/months)

About Masa:

Masa is a non-profit organization that partners with Mexican and Latino children, youth and family to create strong learners and leaders who fully contribute to the broader community.

About the Literacy & Social Justice Program:

The Literacy and Social Justice program is a four-week program for students in Masa’s after-school program who are finishing grades 3-5. As part of this program, students are exposed to the foundations of a social justice instructional framework: self-love and knowledge, respect for others, social movements and social change, issues of injustice, and awareness raising. Volunteers for this program will facilitate the implementation of lessons in a small group of students who have just completed third, fourth, or fifth grade.

Where:

Masa’s Tlanezcalli Community Center, easily accessible by the 2 and 5 trains at the 149th Street-3rd Avenue train station (just 2 stops into the Bronx)

When:

Wednesdays or Thursdays, 3-4:30 PM, from July 10th through August 1st

What:

Lead social justice-oriented lessons (provided by Masa) under the guidance of a lead instructor with small groups of students.

Requirements are as follows:

Availability

  • Able to volunteer one consistent day per week (Wednesday or Thursday) from July 10th through August 1st
  • Able to attend a training on Monday, July 1st, or, Tuesday, July 2nd, from 6-8 PM

Experience/Disposition

  • Passionate about social justice issues; a knack for explaining complex ideas in kid-friendly language
  • Willing to review lesson plans in advance and ask questions as needed
  • Comfortable implementing/leading lessons independently or in partnership with a partner volunteer or youth staff member
  • Interested in working with children who have just finished grades 3-5 (ages 9-11); able to model enthusiasm
  • Experience working with children in an educational setting is a plus, but not required
  • Maintain and model high academic and personal expectations for all students
  • Provide feedback on student progress and/or concerns to Masa staff
  • Be flexible, creative, organized and able to respond to change as needed
  • Help manage behavior and lead students through daily instruction

An interview and complete volunteer application is required for this role.

About Masa:

Masa is a non-profit organization that partners with Mexican and Latino children, youth and family to create strong learners and leaders who fully contribute to the broader community.

About the Literacy & Social Justice…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome
  • Families Welcome

Location

2770 Third Avenue, 1st Floor, Bronx, NY 10455

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