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Parent Organization: Vanderbilt

PROJECT OPPORTUNITIES

Latino Achievers (YMCA)

  • Provide Hispanic youth between the ages of 13 and 24 with the resources and support they need to succeed academically and pursue higher education.
  • Volunteers with this project can help with weekly ACT tutoring, ACT prep sessions, and scholarship boot-camp sessions.
  • Weekly ACT tutoring project: Tuesdays, 5:00-7:00pm.
  • Volunteers can come on a one-time-only basis or weekly.
  • Spanish proficiency is not required.
  • Volunteers carpool together from campus, so having your own transportation is not required.

ESL Classes at Paragon Mills

  • Teach ESL to the parents of students who attend Paragon Mills Elementary School.
  • Volunteers can help with classes of a variety of levels, from Beginner to Advanced.
  • ESL Classes: Mondays, 7:00-8:15pm.
  • Volunteers can come on a one-time-only basis or weekly.
  • Prior preparation is not required.
  • Spanish proficiency is not required, but is useful (especially in the Beginner classes).
  • Volunteers carpool together from campus, so having your own transportation is not required.

Tutoring Program at McMurray

  • Tutor students at McMurray Middle School in whichever subject you prefer (reading, English, math, history, or science).
  • Tutoring program: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 4:00-5:30pm.
  • Volunteers can come on a one-time-only basis or weekly.
  • Spanish (or other language) proficiency is useful, but not required.
  • Volunteers carpool together from campus, so having your own transportation is not required.

Siloam Family Health Center

  • Siloam is a non-profit healthcare clinic that serves patients who lack insurance or who have difficult accessing health services.
  • 90% of the patients are foreign-born, and come from 81 homelands and speak 71 different languages; therefore, the clinic strives to set the standard for culturally sensitive care that is affordable and accessible
  • Students volunteer on an individual basis as Spanish medical interpreters.

Tennessee Justice Center

  • The TJC is a non-profit law firm that seeks justice for Tennessee’s vulnerable populations through courts, in administrative proceedings, and before legislative bodies, often addressing needs not met by any other agency.
  • Volunteers translate legal documents, educational resources, and also help clients fill out intake forms.
  • Monday – Friday (8am – 5pm), flexible hours.

Center for Refugees and Immigrants of Tennessee (CRIT)

  • Volunteers participate in the after-school program Refugee and Immigrant Students Empowered (RISE)
  • Volunteers help students with their homework and give them the opportunity to practice their English skills in a small classroom environment.
  • Volunteers also organize enhancement activities such as painting, dance, culinary arts and sports.
  • Monday-Thursday from 4pm-6pm (weekly or bi-weekly) 

STEM Preparatory Academy

  • STEM Preparatory Academy is a charter school that enrolls middle school and high school students. 
  • Many of these students come from immigrant families and have parents that are unfamiliar with the school system.  Therefore, throughout the year STEM Prep organizes Parent Workshops, or “Parent Academies” in order to assist these parents. 
  • These workshops always need Spanish and Arabic translators and occur on the weekends, usually in the morning or early afternoon.  Volunteers have two roles: students help with childcare, and also act as translators by helping parents register and sign in for these events.   
Contact Email jeremy.b.hatcher@vanderbilt.edu
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Phone Number P:(770) 815-5315