The After School Kids Program seeks to empower adjudicated youth in the District of Columbia to make positive changes in their lives by challenging them with new learning opportunities and teaching them the necessary skills to successfully meet those challenges. Approximately 60 GU students participate in ASK each semester as coordinators and mentors.
Georgetown DC Reads is a tutoring, mentoring and advocacy program for 1st through 3rd grade students who are a grade level or more behind in their literacy skills. This program began in 1997 as the University’s response to the passage of the America Reads Act, a literacy initiative established to improve reading proficiency for all elementary students by engaging college students as volunteer and Federal Work Study-funded tutors. Twenty-four student coordinators lead the program through which over 200 Georgetown students each semester have weekly tutoring commitments at nine elementary schools and community centers in Ward 7.
DC Schools Project (DCSP) is a tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy program that engages Georgetown students as volunteer and Federal Work Study-funded tutors to provide English language tutoring and support for low-income youth and adults of immigrant backgrounds in Washington, DC. The program was established in 1984 in response to the quadrupling of the language minority population in DC public schools, a result of the drastic increase of DC’s immigrant population due to the civil war in El Salvador. The program seeks to improve participants’ literacy skills and academic performance to ultimately increase the ability of the youth and adult participants to fully engage in the cultural, civic, educational, and economic life in US society. Fifteen student coordinators lead DCSP through which over 150 Georgetown students each semester have weekly commitments to one of its seven programs.
CSJ partners with the Georgetown Ministry Center, an organization serving the diverse communities of Georgetown, dedicated to guiding homeless individuals towards stability and housing through street outreach; creating a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is treated with respect; and by educating the community about homelessness. Federal work study and volunteer positions are available to Georgetown students to support various client-focused programs and projects. CSJ also hosts a Hypothermia Outreach Team (HOT) through which GU community members conduct street outreach on an as-needed basis during times of extreme weather. Volunteers are trained and provided emergency supplies for distribution.
STEM Afterschool is a project-based science enrichment pilot program for 3rd grade students at Nalle Elementary School in DC’s Ward 7. The program began in January 2015 with approximately 20 Nalle students and 10 Georgetown tutors. It aims to increase students’ interest in and engagement with STEM topics, expand students’ awareness of STEM careers, and improve students’ academic performance in science and math coursework.
CSJ provides resources for and advises over 35 student-led social justice organizations. These organizations conduct both advocacy and direct-service projects. Click below to learn more about CSJ Student Organizations that mentor and tutor in the greater Washington region.