Funding, training and start-up support will bolster community-based organizations creating Hubs to serve hundreds of DC’s most vulnerable students
WASHINGTON, DC (Sept. 14, 2021) – CityTutor DC announced the launch of six CityTutor Hubs that will provide high-impact tutoring for more than 300 students throughout the District. To ensure the Hubs are successful, CityTutor DC is awarding a total of $600,000 in funding and start-up support to the community-based organizations running the Hubs.
CityTutor Hubs provide both tutoring and nonacademic services to elementary and middle school students in four of DC’s wards. The Hubs are a response to the pandemic’s disproportionate impact on students already furthest from opportunity.
CityTutor DC Project Leader Cat Peretti said the six Hubs would serve as welcoming environments that provide ample opportunities for learning and growth for students and families, with some focused on supporting families experiencing housing instability.
“Community partners throughout DC have been calling for spaces that prioritize the needs of each student and ensure more equitable outcomes,” Peretti said. “CityTutor Hubs are partnerships that build on existing relationships of trust with our most vulnerable students.”
The Hubs’ primary purpose is to provide high-impact tutoring – a research-backed practice that involves frequent, consistent small-group or one-on-one sessions between a trained tutor and student – to supplement classroom learning.
The first CityTutor Hubs will serve at least 50 students each and include:
- GOODProjects (Ward 6)
- Higher Achievement(Ward 1)
- Horton’s Kids (Ward 8)
- Reading Partners (Ward 1)
- Serve Your City/Ward 6 Mutual Aid (Ward 8)
- The Fishing School (Ward 7)
About CityTutor DC
CityTutor DC is a coalition of 50+ schools, community organizations, and city leaders aiming to overcome the educational impacts of the pandemic by expanding access to high-impact tutoring for more than 10,000 kindergarten through 8th grade students across DC. CityTutor DC’s coalition is coordinated by CityBridge Education, a nonprofit that incubates the people, ideas, and conversations needed for equity-driven innovation in DC’s schools.
For more information on CityTutor DC, visit citytutordc.org.