WASHINGTON, DC (Feb. 23, 2023) – Georgetown University and CityTutor DC have formed a partnership to expand the DC Schools Project at Georgetown’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service. Georgetown University students will provide high-impact tutoring and support services for migrant and newcomer youth in Washington, DC. DC Schools Project’s individual or small group tutoring model will serve K-12 students both during school and after school, meeting students where they are.
Jessica Lee, Assistant Director for Immigrant Justice Initiatives at the Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching & Service, leads this effort to support the expansion of learning supports for migrant and newcomer students and their families.
“High-impact tutoring for newcomer migrant students will improve their literacy skills and academic performance,” said Lee. “Ultimately, our race-conscious and justice-focused approach works to increase the ability of the youth and families to fully participate in the cultural, civic, educational, and economic life in US society and close the equity gap.”
During the spring semester of school year 22-23, Georgetown tutors will serve approximately 100 elementary, middle, and high school students across the district with high-impact tutoring.
About Georgetown University’s Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service
The Center for Social Justice Research, Teaching, and Service (CSJ) opened its doors in January 2001. The Center’s mission is that in order to advance justice and the common good, CSJ promotes and integrates community-based research, teaching and service by collaborating with diverse partners and communities. Through such critical and engaged work, Georgetown builds on its tradition of academic excellence and contributes in singular ways to the Jesuit ideal of justice education and action.
About The DC Schools Project
The DC Schools Project is an EngageDC program of the Center for Social Justice at Georgetown University. DC Schools Project is a tutoring, mentoring, and advocacy program that provides English language tutoring and support for youth and adults of immigrant backgrounds in Washington, DC. The program was established in 1984 and seeks to improve the literacy skills and academic performance to ultimately increase the ability of the youth and adults to fully participate in the cultural, civic, educational, and economic life in US society.
About CityTutor DC
CityTutor DC is coordinated connector of 90+ schools, community organizations, and city leaders aiming to expand access to high-impact tutoring for students across DC. The CityTutor DC is an initiative of CityBridge Education, a nonprofit that incubates the people, ideas, and conversations needed for equity-driven innovation in DC’s schools.