Georgetown University D.C. Schools Project
Organized by: Oliviyah Farris
DC Schools Project (DCSP) is a tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy program that engages Georgetown students as volunteer and Federal Work Study-funded tutors to provide English language tutoring and support for youth and adults of immigrant backgrounds in Washington, DC. The program was established in 1984 in response to the quadrupling of the language minority population in the DC public schools, as a result of the drastic increase in the immigrant population due to the civil war in El Salvador. The program seeks to improve the literacy skills and academic performance to ultimately increase the ability of the youth and adults to fully participate in the cultural, civic, educational, and economic life in US society. Fifteen student coordinators lead DCSP through which over 150 Georgetown students a semester have weekly commitments to one of its seven programs.
Each semester over 150 tutors serve about 300 public and charter school students, their families, and members of the immigrant communities throughout DC at schools, in the tutees’ homes, on the Georgetown campus, and at community-based organizations.
For more information about D.C. Schools Project, please visit https://csj.georgetown.edu/dcsp.