America Reads Orientation AY 15

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● Dedication and Consistency
● Professionalism
● Be Proactive and Take Initiative!
● America Reads Contract
● Sick leave, lunches, breaks
● What is America Reads?
1. Receive site placement, rough schedule, and contact info from Grad.
Asst. by 9/4
2. Reach out to Site Coordinator and let them know your first shift
a. ask for a brief overview or orientation to the campus!
Important things to ask:
● What are the needs of this campus?
● What am I expected to bring?
● Who am I working with (student and teacher)
● Give the America Reads Handout to your coordinator and teacher so
they know exactly what you should be doing!
● Learning and Writing Center (Cowell 215)
● Sites:
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George Peabody Elementary (SFUSD)
Rosa Parks Elementary (SFUSD)
Yick Wo Elementary (SFUSD)
Tenderloin Community School (SFUSD)
Sanchez Elementary (SFUSD)
Booker T. Washington Community Service Center
Prince Hall After School Program
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Located in the Inner Richmond
Very small, tight-knit school community
Has afterschool program
Demographics
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Serves grades K-5
Predominantly Caucasian, with strong Asian and
Hispanic populations
About 16% of students are ELLs
● Located in the Western Addition
(very close to
Japantown)
● Demographics
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390 students grades K-5
Diverse population (African-American, Asian,
Hispanic, Caucasian are largest populations)
29% of students are ELLs and over half qualify for
free or reduced lunch
● Reading Partners Program
● Located in the Tenderloin
● Reading Partners program
● Demographics
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Serves over 350 students
Very diverse (large Hispanic, Asian, Caucasian, and
African-American populations)
95% of students receive free or reduced lunch
Over half of students are ELLs
● Located in North Beach
● Demographics
(furthest location from USF)
263 students grades K-5
o Predominantly Asian and Caucasian populations
o 32% of students are ELLs
o Half of students receive free or reduced lunch
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● Relatively high-ranked school with a strong
ELL program
● Located in the Mission
● Demographics
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266 Students in grades K-5
Predominantly Hispanic population
66% of students considered ELLs and 90% receive
free or reduced lunch
● Reading Partners program
● Considered a high-need school
● Located in the Western Addition
● After School (2pm to 6pm)
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Oldest after school program in SF!
● Demographics
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Predominantly African-American Population
Serves 55 students (30 in grades K-3)
● Facilitates a multitude of activities for
students, including a specific homework
and tutoring block
● Located in the Western Addition (in a housing
complex)
● After School (2pm to 6pm)
● Demographics
o Predominantly African-American Population
o Serves 19-25 students K-7th (9 students K-3rd)
● Creative, laid-back education style!
● Homework and enrichment block (usually an activity
led by staff member)
Located at:
● Sanchez
● Rosa Parks
● Tenderloin Community
Non-profit organization that pulls specific students during
the school day to work 1-1 in 45 min. targeted tutoring
sessions guided by a pre-written staggered curriculum

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