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Volunteer opportunity description
MASA-MexEd Inc. provides after-school and mentorship services to elementary- and middle-school students of Mexican descent living in or near the South Bronx. The organization relies heavily on the support of volunteers to serve the varied needs of students involved in the program.
We are currently seeking volunteers with a background in special education to work one-on-one with some of our students with higher levels of need. Volunteers work with students to facilitate homework completion and develop other academic skills, especially in the areas of reading and writing.
Volunteer opportunities are available during our regular program hours: Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 6 PM - 8 PM. Weekend tutoring opportunities are also available.
To learn more about the educational needs of New York City's Mexican community, check out Kirk Semple's recent article in the New York Times, "In New York, Mexicans Lag in Education." Angelo Cabrera and Dr. Robert Smith - the President and Vice President of MASA's board - were both interviewed for the piece.
-Background in Special Education (certification, coursework, teaching experience, etc.)
-Ability to tutor
-Spanish-speaking helpful, but not required
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times