Volunteer opportunity description
About MASA-MexEd's Summer Program
MASA-MexEd is a grassroots non-profit organization that offers free educational services to families living in the South Bronx, particularly families of Mexican descent. During the school year, our services focus on homework help. During the summer, we strive to offer our students a broader range of programming. Last summer, a dedicated volunteer led a successful series of summer science classes and field trips, which were extremely well-received by students and parents alike.
This summer, we would like to do it again! As such, we are seeking a volunteer to participate in designing and leading this summer science course, along with the volunteer who led last year's class.
This volunteer position entails co-designing and co-teaching a weekly summer science workshop series accessible to students ranging in age from grades Kindergarten through 8th grade in partnership with a recent Columbia University graduate who led a similar program last summer.
Classes will be conducted weekly this summer (from 7/9 - 8/17), on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Fridays from 6 PM - 8 PM out of our Mott Haven location.
As of now, the program day (Monday, Tuesday, or Friday) is flexible.
Ideally, the volunteer would also assist in planning and leading weekend field trips to science-oriented locations throughout the City.
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.
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:
-Experience working with children and youth
-Experience designing and leading lessons
-Sophisticated content knowledge in science
Our volunteer needs
We need volunteers who are free at these times