NJIT America Learns Literacy Corps

President Clinton announced the American Reads Challenge in 1996. This initiative calls on all Americans to support teachers and help ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of the third grade. The NJIT Literacy Corps allows eligible students the option of serving as tutors for children who need extra help to read well. NJIT students work with the Newark Literacy Campaign, elementary schools, and as part of the Greater Newark American Reads Program.

 

Who Can Participate

Students who have been awarded federal college work-study and are in good academic standing.

 

What Students Are Doing

Students are serving as academic and technology tutors in local schools, after-school programs, and community centers in Newark. 

 

How to Participate

Eligible students should contact Nadyrah Amin at amin@njit.edu or 973.596.3645.