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JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER BOSTON

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This volunteer opportunity responds to the pressing educational needs of the students in the public school system throughout Greater Boston who are struggling to learn to read and need additional attention in order to achieve. So many students were remote throughout the 2020-2021 school year; these children need intervention to offset their lack of classroom learning due to the pandemic. Volunteers have found that students can make significant progress with the help of a tutor weekly.

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About JEWISH COMMUNITY RELATIONS COUNCIL OF GREATER BOSTON

Location:

126 HIGH STREET NO 3 FL, BOSTON, MA 02110, US

Mission Statement

JCRC is a coalition of organizations and individuals that represents and advances the values, interests, and priorities of the organized Jewish community in greater Boston. Through our network of agencies, our programs, and our partnerships, we: Serve as a catalyst for building a strong and vibrant Jewish community in Boston and around the world; Advocate for a safe, secure, Jewish, and democratic state of Israel, and; Promote an American society which is democratic, pluralistic, and just.

Description

JCRC envisions a Jewish community that is a regional and national model - in civic engagement, building bridges, and initiating partnerships - in service to Jewish concerns and the collective good.

The Greater Boston Jewish Coalition for Literacy (GBJCL), a program of JCRC, mobilizes the Jewish community to help elementary school children discover the joy of reading by building meaningful relationships with a caring adult.

Through partnerships with synagogues, Jewish community organizations, day schools, and businesses, GBJCL engages volunteers in school-based one-to-one reading tutoring, book drives, and advocacy efforts in high-needs schools.

Participants include "empty nesters," working professionals, at-home parents, retirees, and teens. Volunteers come from all backgrounds and do not need professional training in education nor are they required to be Jewish.

GBJCL is a community engagement effort of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston. JCRC is a coalition of organizations and individuals that represents and advances the values, interests, and priorities of the organized Jewish community in Greater Boston through its network of agencies, programs and partnerships.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Faith-Based

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Jewish Community Relations CouncilKraft Family Building126 High Street, 3rd FloorBoston, MA 02110

(42.36131,-71.04829)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Adult Education
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteers meet weekly with students throughout the school year (roughly October - May). Volunteers may work with one student for 45 minutes or two students for 30 minutes each or something similar.
  • Training workshops and orientation occur in the fall and there are then ongoing monthly Zoom meetings to check in on progress and receive support.

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