Research/Writing Coach for Washington Heights, NYC public school literacy program (328do)



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Washington Heights public school
New York
United States


Volunteer with Behind the Book, a non-profit literacy organization that inspires New York City public school students to explore stories and empower their voices. Through our innovative programs, which are part of the class curricula, accomplished authors visit high-needs pre-K-12 classrooms to guide students in creating their own writing and art projects based on the theme of the author's book.

You need no experience or training to volunteer. As a writing, research or art coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work in the classroom.

This workshop needs your help in Washington Heights. To volunteer, reply with the program code to We'll supply the address, directions, and other information

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Program 3288DO-C

Date: Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

Time: 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Volunteer Role: Research/Writing Coach

About the workshop: Daniel Jose Older‘s Shadowshaper was the inspiration for dual-language eighth-graders to write argumentative essays on gentrification and cultural appropriation issues. With assistance from coaches, students will research their topic of choice and edit final drafts of their writing that incorporates what they learned.

For dates of other workshops around New York City, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

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How To Apply

No experience or training needed. To sign up, contact with the program code. Groups up to 10 welcome.