volunteer programs

Work-Study ReachOut Homework Tutors

What is Federal Work-Study?

Federal Work-Study funds come from federal financial aid funding designated for AmericaReads and AmericaCounts initiatives, such as the ReachOut Homework Tutors program. Established as a response to President Clinton's national challenge to enlist "one million volunteer tutors ready and able to give children the personal attention they need to catch up and get ahead." ReachOut Homework Tutors hopes to make a significant contribution to this goal in the Cambridge community.

Students who are eligible for Federal Work-Study can be paid for their tutoring, training and travel time. To be eligible you must have submitted a financial aid application.

How do I know if I am eligible for Federal Work-Study?

After submitting your application, you will automatically be notified by email if you are eligible for Federal Work-Study. Only students with Federal Work-Study in their financial aid package can receive payment upon completion of a few forms.

Not eligible for Federal Work-Study? We'd still love to have you participate in the program as a volunteer!

If you have any questions or would like to know whether you are eligible before applying, contact studentworker@mit.edu.

Where can I get more information?

If you would like to learn more about this nationwide AmericaReads initiative, check out these websites:
America Reads Challenge
Information about Federal Work Study