Children's Education Programs

Help Close the Education Gap on a Children's Ed Project

NYC students need your support to inspire, engage, and most importantly, help close the education gap.

New York Cares works with grades 3-8 in low-income NYC neighborhoods to support their educational and emotional development through four unique programs.

Read up on each program, and if you're interested in volunteering, sign up for our Interest Campaigns below. We'll be in touch closer to the launch with more details.

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📖 English Language Learners (ELL)

Inspire imagination and foster a love for reading with English language learning for students in elementary through middle school. 
 
Work with students one-on-one or in small groups to help strengthen their English language literacy and fundamental reading skills through literacy games and reading books.
 
Program Details:
 
  • Runs weekly November 2023 to May 2024
  • Takes place primarily during school hours; limited early morning or afternoon shifts may be available
  • Requirements: Attend a virtual Q&A session, complete online training, and attend all program sessions
  • Spanish speaking ability helpful, though not required

❤️ Social Emotional Learning  (SEL)

Engage students in their journey to becoming more productive, self-aware, and socially-aware individuals in and out of the classroom.

Work with 3rd grade students in small groups to increase their competence in core social-emotional learning skills such as self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship skills, and responsible decision-making through SEL curriculum and activities.
 
Program Details:
 
  • Runs weekly November 2023 to May 2024
  • Takes place primarily during school hours; limited early morning or afternoon shifts may be available
  • Requirements: Attend a virtual Q&A session, complete online training, and attend all program sessions

✍️ English Language Activities (ELA)

 
Support students in becoming more effective English readers and writers through 1-on-1 or small group tutoring sessions.

Work with students’ needs by using a thoughtful combination of the following approaches: utilizing Common Core-aligned ELA Workbooks, providing ELA homework help, and creating student-informed lesson plans on a need-by-need basis.
 
Program Details:
 
  • Runs weekly November 2023 to March 2024
  • Takes place primarily during school hours; limited early morning or afternoon shifts may be available
  • Requirements: Attend a virtual Q&A session, complete online training, and attend all program sessions

🧮 Math Tutoring

 
Support students in strengthening their math skills through 1-on-1 or small group tutoring sessions.

Work with students' needs by using a thoughtful combination of the following approaches: utilizing Common Core aligned math workbooks, providing math homework help, and creating student-informed lesson plans on a need-by-need basis.
 
Program Details:
 
  • Runs weekly November 2023 to March 2024
  • Takes place primarily during school hours; limited early morning or afternoon shifts may be available
  • Requirements: Attend a virtual Q&A session, complete online training, and attend all program sessions