The mission of the Latino Student Fund is to provide opportunities for a strong academic foundation for underserved PreK-12th grade students of Hispanic descent and their families to promote higher education and professional leadership. The organization provides year-round, out-of-school-time programs for low-income, at-risk students and their families with the goal of increasing levels of educational attainment in the community.
The LSF has three program areas where we use volunteers: our after-school mentoring and college readiness programs, our Saturday tutoring program, and our Saturday morning adult education classes (ESL and computation).
The tutoring program runs most Saturday mornings from September to the end of May each year. We have two sites: the National Cathedral School in DC, and the Maryland Multicultural Youth Center in Riverdale, Maryland. We look for volunteers interested in working one-on-one with a student on Saturday mornings from 9:30 to 12pm in Riverdale, MD. LSF staff provides lesson plans and guidance. We have permanent tutors, assigned to a student and expected to come every week, and floaters who we call on only when we need extra tutors (which is most weeks).
As for our high school after-school programs, we have a mentoring program called Te Guio for 9th and 10th graders and a college readiness program called Listo for 11th and 12th graders. You would be expected to commit to one afternoon a week with your student.
Adult education classes happen at the National Cathedral School every Saturday during the school year. We look for volunteers to help with ESL and computer classes.
Contact: Clara Lincoln, Tutoring Coordinator - Maryland / 202/244-3438 / firstname.lastname@example.org