CSU Monterey Bay America Reads Program

March 24, 2015

CSUMB participates in the America Reads initiative through its active membership in the Monterey County America Reads Task Force and through the coordination of our work study students and service learners in literacy work in two school districts. The Task Force includes all institutions of higher education in the county. The Task Force is fortunate to have 2 Vistsa volunteers coordinating placements for all members. This year, as a new university, we have has a very small work study pool and have hired four work-study students as America Reads tutors. We also devote a section of our required lower division course, SL 200 Introduction to Service in Multicultural Communities to America Reads theme: Youth and Literacy. Each semester 20-22 students are placed in the Monterey Peninsula Unified or Alisal Union school districts as volunteer tutors at the second and third grade level. MPUSD and Alisal Union have become enthusiastic partners and offer excellent on-going training for both the work study students and the service learners. Each semester we sponsor a reflection for both the work study students and the service learners.

California State University Monterey Bay - CA, California
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