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What We Do


Our Programs

  • In-Person Program

    Literacy Mentor Volunteers tutor K-3rd grade students at school. Volunteers work one-on-one with students 2-4 times each week during the school day, 30 minutes per session. Literacy Mentors tutor the same students from October through May and develop a close bond while improving their literacy skills.

  • Virtual After-School Program

    Virtual Literacy Mentor volunteers tutor K-3rd grade students over Zoom during the late afternoon time period when students are home from school. Virtual Literacy Mentors work one-on-one with the same students from October through May and help them improve their literacy skills. Virtual Observers monitor sessions for the safety and comfort of tutors and students.

  • Summer Program

    The East Side Learning Center (ESLC) four-week summer program is designed to help students in grades K-3 avoid the summer slide of reading skills for a three-hour session in the morning.
    The session consists of:
    45 minutes of reading tutoring one-on-one
    45 minutes of Reader's Theater
    45 minutes of active literacy games

East Side Learning Center Areas of Programming

  • Social Emotional Learning

    The ESLC programs incorporate the five key principles of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) into every mentoring session. The five principles are Self Awareness, Self-Management, Social Awareness, Relationship Skills, and Responsible Decision Making. Our literacy mentors are trained in the best practices of SEL teaching to ensure students learn, practice, and model essential personal life skills which contribute to their academic achievement, personal success, and positive outcomes after graduation.