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Center for Latin American and Carribean Studies (CLACS)


 

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Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS)

 

Adult Literacy Program

St. John’s University

8000 Utopia Parkway

Queens, NY 11439

(718) 990-5829/1932

 

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Nature and purpose of agency

This program, in tune with St. John’s Vincentian mission, will assist adults of all ethnic backgrounds to become literate in English and other disciplines in order to obtain the necessary skills to secure better employment, become self-sufficient, and pursue further education. This program meets the need of thousands of New Yorkers, especially in Queens.

 

Tasks available for students

Students will work with the instructors and the adult students. They will work one on one and in small groups to assist the adult students under the guidance of the instructor with basic educational skills in literacy, writing, mathematics, history, ESL, and GED preparation.

 

Time requirements-
All classes meet 6:30pm-9:30pm.

Please see below for classroom locations:

Monday: Basic 2 St. John's Hall 111A 

Tuesday: Basic 1 St. John's Hall 112
              Basic 2 St. John's Hall 109B

Wednesday: Basic 1 St. John's Hall 111A
                   Basic 2 St. John's Hall 111B

Thursday: Basic 1 St. John's Hall 109A 

 

Student awareness/special instructions

STUDENTS MUST SIGN UP FOR THREE CLASSES AT LEAST FOR A TOTAL OF 9 HOURS OF SERVICE FOR THIS ORGANIZATION. This is the minimum requirement.

VOLUNTEER GUIDELINES – ADULT LITERACY PROGRAM

  • Please make sure you volunteer all your assigned hours. Instructors and students count on you.
  • If you are sick or unable to help out on a particular day make sure you notify Career Services and CLACS.
  • Please make sure to ask all students to fill out the Intake forms.
  • The intake forms need to be signed, so make sure they are signed.
  • If a student is new to the program they need to be given a pretest.  Please ask the instructors about the pretest and guide the new students on how to take the test.
  • If the student does not speak very good English you can ask for help from the student helpers (Lesly on Wednesdays and Thursdays)
  • You can pick a master copy of the Intake form pointing out the information that needs to fill out at the CLACS office. (St John’s Hall B7)
  • Make sure to remind the students to sign the attendance sheet.
  • If the student seems to be lost or confused due to the deficiency in the English language, feel free to reach out and help with any questions they may have, or refer them to the instructor.
  • If the instructor needs help with any specific task please assist them.
  • If the student comes in late encourage them to catch up with the class and let him/her know he/she is welcome in class even if they are late.
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