volunteer programs



Apply to be a ReachOut tutor for the spring 2014 semester! Apply here by Friday, February 7, at 3 p.m.

All new tutors must attend an orientation on Friday, February 7, from 4-5 p.m. in 4-231.

Reading scores across the country show that kids are struggling with reading. Even Cambridge, which boasts some of the top educational institutions in the world, faces challenges in literacy education.  In Cambridge Public Schools in 2011, 40% of 3rd graders 53% of 4th graders scored either "Needs Improvement" or "Warning/Failing" on the English section of the Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System test. 

Co-sponsored by the MIT Public Service Center and the Student Financial Services, ReachOut recruits, trains, and matches tutors with children at a local community center to engage and challenge them with reading and writing activities.

In addition, ReachOut is a Federal work-study eligible program. Students who meet the requirements for Federal work-study funds can be paid for providing this valuable community service.

To find out more about ReachOut, read our Frequently Asked Questions, email reachout-staff@mit.edu, stop by the PSC in 4-104, or phone us at 617-253-0742.