Work study and Volunteer Opportunities in Harlem with REACH

| November 3, 2017
REACH is a university-assisted community schools collaborative working with 5 high-need public schools in West Harlem. REACH mitigates the impact of poverty and improves the academic achievement of Harlem youth through a set of coherent, intentional, and strategic actions to increase students and families’ access to a wide-range of comprehensive supports. REACH’s work is anchored by an emphasis on teacher and school leader professional development that is buttressed by simultaneous programming in expanded learning time/after-school, physical and mental health, and family support and engagement. To accomplish its mission, REACH routinely solicits stakeholders’ insights and perspectives about needed services and partners with community-based organizations to leverage and coordinate existing resources.
REACH is regularly seeking students to fill work study and/or volunteer roles at our partner schools in response to their emerging needs. All schools are conveniently located within a 15 minute walk from TC. Current opportunities, including desired schedules, are listed below. All positions require a commitment through the end of the semester, with the possibility to extend to the Spring semester. Interested students should email a resume and a tailored cover letter addressing your fit for the role to blanc@tc.edu.
 

Journalism Club Leader (work study or volunteer)

  • Location: Wadleigh Secondary School campus, 114th street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell
  • Schedule: 1 or 2 days per week at lunch (10:30am-1:05pm) or after school (3:30-4:30pm); days flexible
  • Responsibilities: Collaborate with school-based community school director to coach students in writing newsletter articles for school newsletter.
  • Desired qualifications: Prior experience working with adolescents required; experience with writing instruction and/or journalism preferred.

Saturday Academy Tutor – ELA or Math (work study or volunteer)

  • Location: Wadleigh Secondary School campus, 114th street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell
  • Schedule: Saturday mornings (exact time TBD)
  • Responsibilities: Provide small group tutoring to middle school students preparing for the state exams in literacy or math, using provided curricular materials
  • Desired qualifications: Prior experience working with upper elementary, middle, or lower high school grades and strong content knowledge of literacy or math required; classroom experience as literacy or math tutor preferred

US History tutor (work study only)

  • Location: Wadleigh Secondary School campus, 114th street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell
  • Schedule: 1 or 2 days per week at lunch (10:30am-1:05pm) or after school (3:30-4:30pm); days flexible
  • Responsibilities: Provide small group tutoring to students taking US History
  • Desired qualifications: Prior experience working adolescents and strong content knowledge of US History required; classroom experience as US history tutor or teacher preferred

Algebra tutor (work study only)

  • Location: Wadleigh Secondary School campus, 114th street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell
  • Schedule: 1 day per week at lunch (10:30am-1:05pm) or after school (3:30-4:30pm); day flexible
  • Responsibilities: Provide small group tutoring to students taking Algebra 1 and/or Middle school students
  • Desired qualifications: Prior experience working adolescents and strong content knowledge of Algebra required; classroom experience as Algebra tutor or teacher preferred