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Volunteer Tutors Needed for Highly Motivated Disadvantaged Elementary, Middle and High School Students

Organizational Description: At Barrio Logan College Institute (BLCI) our mission is to promote the pursuit of higher education for students who are traditionally underrepresented in college through after-school programs that begin in the third grade and extend through college completion. BLCI is a community-based organization located in Barrio Logan, a low-income Latino community in San Diego where only 38% of residents have a high school diploma and less than 3% have a bachelor degree or higher. One hundred percent (100%) of the students BLCI serves will be of the first generation in their families to attend college, and most will be the first in their families to graduate from high school. Our programs serve 160 elementary, middle, high school, and college-enrolled students and 100 of their parents with a dynamic range of academic support services and college prep curriculum BLCI has established the following goals to focus and direct its activities:

1.Develop the sense of pride, worth, and self-esteem students need to be successful.
2.Support parents’ involvement in their children’s education.
3.Motivate students to achieve academically and give back to their community.
4.Educate families about how to gain access to college.
5.Ensure 100% college enrollment for our students.
6.Ensure college enrolled alumni graduate college ready to enter the workforce (new goal).

To date, 100% of graduates have enrolled in colleges and universities throughout the nation! Of those, 88% go directly into 4-year universities.

We invite you to be part of the BLCI Family!

Job Title: Middle School/High School Tutors

Slots Available: 16

Time Commitment: Minimum of only three hours per week on a set day and time during programming hours (3-8pm, Monday through Thursday) for one year commitment. Schedule to be arranged with Volunteer Coordinator.

Responsibilities: Tutors will assist students with their homework and school projects. The subject areas, where tutors will be asked to help are as follows:

o Math
o Algebra I, II, Geometry, Calculus
o Chemistry
o Writing
o Biology
o History
o Physics

Besides being a tutor, a volunteer should make sure that all students are on task with their homework. Along with assisting students, volunteers should take an invested interest in the students they are helping and encourage them to strive for success.

Benefits to the Volunteers: In this competitive job market employers are looking for dedicated leaders who demonstrate a desire to make a difference. Community service involvement is also an important factor in graduate school applications. BLCI offers volunteer positions that can demonstrate commitment and a desire to make an immediate difference in the lives of students who need it the most. Letters of recommendation and references are offered to tutors who demonstrate true commitment. Other volunteer opportunities in nonprofit administration will be made available for those who would like to acquire such experience.

Qualifications: BLCI is seeking individuals with Sophomore/Junior/Senior college standing, BA/BS degree, MA or PHD, a desire to work with pre-teens and teens, flexibility, dedication, and teamwork. Knowledge of computers, science, math, and Spanish is a plus. Following successful completion of the volunteer application, volunteers must successfully pass state background checks.

Training: Volunteers will receive orientation/training once paperwork and clearance has been established. Ongoing training will be done on an as-needed basis.

Contact Information: Carlos Pineda
(619) 232 – 4686 ext. 108
Please visit our website at to see more information about our programming!

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