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DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative


Nearly two out of 3 DC students read below grade level or have other academic or non-academic needs. DCTMI is looking for volunteer tutors and mentors to help our 50+ partner organizations to get students the support they need to succeed. We need volunteers during the school day, on weekdays after school (3:30-5:30), and in the evenings and on weekends. Our partners serve elementary, middle and high school students in the District as well as in adjacent counties.

With as little as one hour per week, you could make a significant difference in the life of a child. DCTMI will match you with one of our partners based on when you are available, the age of the students you want to work with, and your special interests or skills.

Sign up today at http://www.dctutormentor.org/volunteer-sign-up/.

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About DC Tutoring & Mentoring Initiative


2437 15th Street Northwest, Josephine Butler Parks Center, Washington, DC, DC 20009, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a tutor or mentor for the 60,000+ students reading below grade level or in need of additional academic or non-academic support in the District of Columbia and, in the process, create a stronger civic culture where we all take more responsibility for one another and for the community as a whole.


We work with 40 partner tutoring and mentoring organizations and schools to help recruit volunteers for them. The foundation for our work is one-on-one canvassing and "civic conversations" with people at farmers markets and other public events and spaces: Only 31% of students in DC are reading at grade level. Teachers, schools and volunteer organizations can't fix education by themselves. Any time of day or day of the week, we are likely to have partner organizations that need help in neighborhoods that are readily accessible to potential volunteers. If we all take a little more responsibility -- typically 2 hours a week -- we can begin to transform educational outcomes and create a model for other communities trying to find shared purposes to bridge the divisions of class, race, and ideology.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Youth Services
  • General Education
  • Tutoring


  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group


  • 1-2 hours per week!
  • A desire to help!

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