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America Reads/Counts

The America Reads/Counts Program, OUCP’s longest running literacy initiative, provides tutoring to youth and adults in the Newark community. In partnership with the Newark Literacy Campaign and Rutgers-Newark’s Office of Financial Aid/Student Employment, the program places Rutgers University-Newark students in Newark area schools and other education-related organizations to provide academic tutorial support in math and reading. Tutors receive specialized training in how to provide age-appropriate instruction and assistance.

Community Partners

  • Thirteenth Avenue/Dr. MLK, Jr.
  • Ann Street School
  • Branch Brook Avenue Elementary School
  • Boys and Girls Club of Newark
  • Cleveland Avenue Elementary School
  • Dr. E. Alma Flagg School
  • Eagle Academy for Young Men
  • First Avenue School
  • Lincoln Avenue Elementary School
  • McKinley Elementary School
  • Newark Literacy Campaign, Inc. Newark Public Library
  • Office of University-Community Partnerships
  • Philips Academy Charter School
  • Rafael Hernandez Elementary School
  • Sussex Avenue Elementary School
  • William Horton Elementary School

 

“Coming in to Rutgers Newark as a freshman, I didn’t know what to expect. New people, rigorous schedules, and deadlines is what met me at the door. All in all my work study position at America Reads has helped me explore my career and opened up a pathway of opportunities.”
SARAH NELSON, AMERICA READS TUTOR, NEWARK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

VOLUNTEER RUTGERS STUDENT TUTORS (2017-2018)

SERVICE HOURS TO THE NEWARK COMMUNITY (FALL -2017)

YEARLY AVERAGE SERVICE HOURS PER TUTOR

LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT NEWARK

America Reads/Counts Tutor Eligibility

Rutgers-Newark students are eligible to become an America Reads/Counts tutor based on the following criteria:

  • Must be enrolled currently at Rutgers-Newark
  • Must be eligible for federal work-study
  • Must indicate interest in doing community service on their work-study application
  • Must be interested in and dedicated to tutoring in the areas of reading and math

 

Learn more about America Reads/Counts

For more information contact Dawn Odom at
dmo86@scarletmail.rutgers.edu or (973) 353-1630.