Community Service K-12 Programs

Given Covid-19 our K-12 Programs will be 100% online until further notice. Our programs will still offer   1-to-1 support via Zoom or phone calls. Our goal is to pair students with UC Berkeley mentors on a weekly basis for a t least 1 hour to support them emotionally, academically, and socially. Our relationships are very intentional and not transactional…our volunteers are trained to provide emotional and academic support. Please see the program details below: 

Elementary School Programs

An opportunity for U.C. students to form a strong one-to-one relationship through structured supervised tutoring.

Coordinator

Elaine Valenzuela

Email: ellyy12@berkeley.edu

 School Site

  Sylvia Mendez Elementary

Times

Tuesdays and Thursdays 

3-4pm

 

Matches U.C. students with children from the local community in year-long relationships. Volunteers serve as positive role models, friends, and advocates, and often become part of the child’s extended family. Half of the time is spent on literacy and academic support.

Coordinator

Courtney Fung

Email: courtney.a.fung@berkeley.edu

 School Site

  Sylvia Mendez Elementary

 

Times

TBD

Volunteers coach local youth in lunchtime and after-school activities at Cragmont Elementary. Includes art, sports, and tutoring.

Coordinator

 

TBD

School Site

 

Cragmont Elementary School

 

Times

 

TBD

Middle School Programs

Matches U.C. students with children from the local community in year-long relationships. Volunteers serve as positive role models, friends, and advocates, and often become part of the child’s extended family. Half of the time is spent on literacy and academic support.

Coordinator

Kate Richards

Email: emergingmultilingualtutoring@gmail.com

 School Site

  Martin Luther King Middle School

Times

Monday – Thursdays 

1:30 – 2:30 pm

High School Programs

Eight-year comprehensive academic and social support program for educationally disadvantaged youth. Mentors must be available Saturdays 9-noon and one additional (flexible) time.

FAQs

All volunteers are expected to commit at least 2 days per week for two semesters for all projects. This includes regular meetings with the coordinator and other volunteers. Most volunteers are matched in long term, one to one relationships. If you are dedicated, love working with people, and appreciate a challenge, please apply today!

Stiles Hall offers a variety of programs that enhance the lives of everyone in the community.  Have a look at the descriptions above to figure out which program is right for you.  When you’ve decided, please fill out the Community Service Application on our site and we will contact you for an interview and your first assignment.  Please be aware that all volunteers that work with children will need to undergo a background check.