Use your passion, skills and knowledge to transform the educational landscape in NYC


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Mon Jan 30, 2017 04:15 PM - Mon May 29, 2017 05:45 PM


Various locationsHarlem, NY 10035


Citizen Schools calls all citizens to go teach!

Citizen Schools brings volunteers to middle schools to teach hundreds of relevant subjects--and launch new dreams.

At Citizen Schools, middle-school students work side by side with experts to explore new fields, learn new skills, and create something real for their community.

Once a week, volunteer Citizen Teachers partner with middle schools in low-income communities to teach apprenticeships in a wide range of subjects. Teams and individuals from corporations, civic organizations, universities, and associations lead courses about things they're passionate about, exposing young people to new futures through ten weekly lessons.

Each curriculum is designed to make academic and 21st Century standards connect to careers and real life. And each one culminates in a WOW!--a presentation of the students' work before an adult audience, building students' oral communication and teamwork skills.

Independent studies show that Citizen Schools apprentices get better grades, have better attendance, and graduate at a higher rate than their peers--and that volunteers gain professional skills like teamwork, communication, project management, and leadership. (And they appreciate their employers for the opportunity to give back!)

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • One afternoon a week (M-TH) from 4:15-5:40pm

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