« Eighty-Year-Old Advises Schools on Engaging Disabled Pupils | Main | K-12 Partnership Report Now Available Free Online »

Intergenerational Tutoring Program Launched in East Harlem

Someone recently described the emerging demographic look of America as a barbell—a sizable number of children and a very sizable number of older people. Given these realities, it's no wonder that many are trying to build intergenerational bonds between seniors and school-age children.

One such example is the new partnership among New York's Union Settlement Association, the OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program, and AT&T New York to bring intergenerational Tutoring Program to East Harlem's public schools.

Union Settlement will recruit and train older community members to work one-on-one with children in kindergarten through 3rd grade. The program, made possible through a $55,000 grant from AT&T, strives to bring together different generations in ways that benefit the entire community. It is illustrative of the core mission of Union Settlement, one of New York City's oldest and largest social service providers. The OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring program has worked successfully for more than 20 years, reaching upwards of 300,000 children in 21 cities.

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Login | Register
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Advertisement

Recent Comments

Archives

Categories

Technorati

Technorati search

» Blogs that link here

Tags

academic performance
alumni associations
Arnold Gesell
AT&T
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Brett Pawlowski
business
business involvement
business philanthropy
business-schools partnerships
Carol Goss
Cheryl Hines
Chris Christie
Civic Ventures
community attachment
community engagement
community involvement
Compton
Concho Valley Homeless Planning Coalition
Cory Booker
criminal record
data
Detroit
Donald Stedman
Encinal
Excellent Schools Detroit
Facebook
failing schools
Fairfax County Public Schools
family engagement
fathers
Folsom School
Foundations Inc.
Gallup
Gesell Institute
Google
Google Earth
Halloween
Harlem
Harvey Silverglate
Healthy Lifestyles
homeless children
icouldbe.org
insurance
intergenerational
Jerlean E. Daniel
Joel Klein
K-12 Partnership Report
Kate Schrauth
Knight Foundation
lawsuit
layoffs
liability
Macy's
Malcolm Gladwell
Mark Zuckerberg
Mary Guddemi
McKinney-Vento
men
mentoring
Michigan
Mike O'Neill
Million Hours of Power
Nashville
National Association for the Education of Young Children
National Center for Homeless Education
National PTA
NBC
New Jersey
New Visions for Public Schools
New Voices
New York City schools
New Yorker
Newark
OASIS Intergenerational Tutoring Program
obesity
online activism
parent involvement
parent volunteers
PENCIL
Petaluma
Philadelphia School Partnership
professional development
PTAs
PTO
public engagement in schools
public opinion about schools
Purpose Prize
San Angelo
school fundraising
school involvement
School Prides
school-based mentoring
Shop for a Cause
Skillman Foundation
social media
Society for Research in Child Development
Soul of the Community
South Carolina Future Minds
student fundraising
Student Mentoring Program
students with disabilities
Terry Lundgren
training
Trip DuBard
tutoring
Twitter
Union Settlement Association
unions
volunteer
volunteering in schools
volunteers
Yale Child Study Center