partners for literacy
literacy + math programs


The Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan's literacy and math tutoring programs have a lasting impact on our community. Join our team of over 500 volunteers each year!

Click here for our school-year application.



Volunteers provide individual tutoring for struggling students at convenient times throughout the school day (including lunchtime) at the following public schools:

Our school-day volunteers also provide homework help, writing and studying tips, and specific help in New York State Regents exam subjects (English, U.S. history, global history, algebra, geometry, or trigonometry) at the following high schools:

Please note: Tutors in our school-day programs must be fingerprinted by the Department of Education prior to volunteering.



The JCC offers volunteer opportunities to help students in Grades K-6 improve their literacy and/or math skills after the school day ends each day. These programs are supervised by a literacy or math specialist who provides lesson packets for the tutors to use to address the needs of their students. The programs take place daily, from 3:30-5 pm at the following sites:

In addition, our trained tutors are proud to provide homework help and academic support for the boys and girls who participate in the Riverside Hawks, a basketball program for kids in grades K-12. The program takes place on Tuesday and Friday afternoons, from 4:30- 6 pm and is located at:



Volunteers read aloud to toddlers and provide early reading assistance and homework help for school-age children at a temporary housing facility for homeless single mothers and their families. The program takes place on Monday evenings, from 6:30-7:30 pm at:

  • West End Intergenerational Residence, 483 West End Ave.
    (between 83rd and 84th streets)

Our evening tutors also provide one-on-one literacy help, specifically in reading comprehension and writing skills. Our students are children in grades 1-5 who frequent the community center of a New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) facility, which provides a “safe haven” for children after the school day and in the evening. The volunteers are trained to use informational texts to focus on reading comprehension and writing skills. The program takes place on Monday and Wednesday evenings, 6:30-7:30 pm at:



Volunteers help staff the Saturday Academy at an International High School for students who are new immigrants from non-English speaking countries. Tutors assist their students with New York State Regents exam subjects (English, U.S. history, global history, algebra, geometry, or trigonometry), English language skills, and other academic needs. This program takes place on Saturdays, during time slots from 9 am-1 pm, and is located at:

334 amsterdam ave at 76th st
new york, ny 10023 | 646.505.4444 []