Posted November 30, 2011
Incorporated Looking for Literacy Volunteers Ages 55 and Older
New Programs in East Boston
a non-profit intergenerational literacy organization based out of
downtown Boston, has expanded its programs into the Adams and
O’Donnell Elementary Schools in East Boston and is currently
looking for volunteers.
Generations Incorporated unites elementary school students with
volunteers ages 55 and older to strengthen individuals and
communities, through their Reading Coaches and Classroom Literacy
The Reading Coaches program is an intensive, one-on-one mentoring
program which follows a standard literacy curriculum focused on
enhancing student vocabulary acquisition and reading comprehension.
In 2009, a Washington University study found that students in the
Reading Coaches program demonstrate 60% more improvement in key
literacy skills than students not in our program.
The Classroom Literacy program brings volunteers into elementary
school classrooms to work in small group sessions with students.
Volunteers support teacher instruction and reduce the average
teacher: student ratio from 1:22 to 1:11, providing small-group
interactions which are important for productive learning.
Volunteers typically serve two to ten hours per week, and for those
volunteers who are interested in serving ten or more hours some
stipends may be available. Generations Incorporated has been in
existence for over 20 years and has just recently expanded to the
neighborhood of East Boston with the beginning of the 2011 school
Contact: Mike Hart
November 30, 2011 617.423.0408
mhart (at) generationsinc.org