Writing coach for East Harlem, NYC public school literacy program (375rwg)




One-time only


East Harlem public school
New York
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 projects based on the theme of the author's book.

You need no experience or training to volunteer. As a classroom coach, you'll support and encourage students as they work on their projects.

This workshop needs your help at a school in East Harlem, NYC. To sign up, reply with the program code to volunteer@behindthebook.org. We'll supply the address, directions, and other information when you're confirmed:

Program 3752RWG-H

Date: Tuesday, April 17th

Time: 9:30 - 11:00 AM

Volunteer Role: Writing Coach

About the program: Second-graders read Bottle Cap Boys by Rita Williams-Garcia, about two African-American brothers who make tap shoes with bottle caps to dance in the streets. Writing coaches will guide students in polishing their essays based on their research into New Orleans’ rich history and culture, as well as their experience creating artwork to illustrate their writing.

For information on other programs around the city, please visit our volunteer opportunities page.

To join our team and receive announcements of new programs as they're scheduled, please complete our brief questionnaire.


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How To Apply


No experience or training necessary. To sign up, contact volunteer@behindthebook.org with the program code. Groups up to 10 welcome.