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Reading Partners Program


 

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For this site please contact the site supervisor listed below to schedule your service. Be sure to register your hours in GivePulse once complete.

 

Edward M. Funk School

91-37 222nd Street

Queens Village, NY 11428 

Agency Contact

Rhea Quinones

rhea.quinones@readingpartners.org

 

Nature and Purpose of Agency

Reading Partners is a local nonprofit organization that works to expand life opportunities for elementary school children in low-income communities by empowering them with strong literacy skills. At each of its school sites, Reading Partners transforms a dedicated space within the school into a reading center and recruits and trains community volunteers to work one-on-one with students.

 

Tasks Available for Students
Reading Program: Students will work one on one with a student from PS 33 on a reading curriculum established by the Reading Partners program. No experience is necessary to follow this curriculum and all materials are provided by the program. Your first visit to the site will be for training and you will shadow a Reading Partners volunteer and their student to gain a better understanding of the program.

 

Time Requirements    
Monday through Thursday at the following times:

Session 1:
8:00 - 9:00

Session 2:
8:45 - 9:45

Session 3:
9:35 - 10:35

Session 4:
10:30 - 11:30

Session 5:
11:25 - 12:25

Session 6:
12:20 - 1:20

Session 7:
1:15 - 2:15

Session 8:
2:20 - 3:05

 

There is a commitment required to serve with this program. You must commit to serving for one session per week (e.g. every Tuesday from 9:35 to 10:35 a.m.). Please note that substitutes are available if you are sick or for breaks. Please let the site supervisor know in advance to arrange for a substitute.

 

Note: Internship program: If you serve six shifts per week for the semester you are a considered a Reading Partners intern. You can ask to receive a recommendation letter from the organization.

 

 

Student Awareness/Special Instructions

3 month/12 week commitment required to serve with this program. In total, it is approximately a 12 hour service requirement for the semester.

*Follows NYC public school schedule for closures.

 

Agency Directions       
Public Transportation

Take the Q46 bus going east. Exit at Union Turnpike and Springfield Avenue .Take the Q88 bus towards Queens Village. Exit at 92nd Avenue. Walk to 91-37 222nd Street.

Driving Directions

Head east on Union Turnpike. Merge on the Clearview Expressway towards RT-25/Hillside Avenue. Turn left on Hillside Avenue. Turn right on Braddock Avenue. Turn Right on 222nd Street.

 

 

Please note that you are now able to serve with Reading Partners at the following schools in NYC:

 

Brooklyn:

-P.S. 305-Dr. Peter Ray (tentative)

            -344 Monroe St. Brooklyn, NY 11216

 

-P.S. K7-Abraham Lincoln

            -858 Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11208

 

-PS 158-Warwick

            -400 Ashford St. Brooklyn, NY 11207

           

-P.S. 3 The Bedford Village

            -50 Jefferson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11216

            -Best Transit: A or C to Franklin Ave

 

PS 297 – Abraham Stockton

-700 Park Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11206

-Best Transit: J to Flushing Ave

 

Queens:

-P.S. 33 Edward M. Funk School

            -91-37 222nd Street, Queens Village, NY 11428

            -Best Transit: F to Jamaica/179th; Q1 Bus to Queens Village

 

-P.S. 40 The Samuel Huntington School

            -10920 Union Hal St. Jamaica, NY 11433

-Best Transit: E or J to Jamaica Parsons

 

-P.S. 48

            -108-29 155th St, Jamaica, NY 11433

            -Best Transit: E or J to Sutphin Ave/JFK Airport

 

PS 160 Walter Francis Bishop

-109-59 Inwood St, Jamaica, NY 11435

-Best Transit: Q60 from Sutphin/Jamaica Ave

 

Bronx:

-Hyde Leadership Charter School

            -730 Bryant Ave, Bronx, NY 10474

            -Best Transit: Take 6 Train to Hunts Point Ave

 

PS 48 - Joseph R. Drake

-1290 Spofford Ave.
Bronx, NY 10474

-Best Transit: Take 6 Train to Hunts Point Ave

 

Manhattan:

-P.S. 188 The Island School

            -442 East Houston Street, New York, NY 10002

            -Best Transit: F or M to 2nd Ave; M21 to E Houston/Columbia St

 

-P.S.175- Henry H. Garnet

            -175 W 134th St, New York, NY 10030

            -Best Transit: Take the F 47th and 50th and take the B to Cathedral Parkway

 

PS 194 – Countee Cullen

-244 W 144th St. New York, NY, 10030

-Best Transit: Take E to 42nd St and A to 175 street

 

PS 38 - Roberto Clemente

-232 103rd St.
New York, NY 10029

-Best Transit:  Take E to Lexington Ave/53 st and 6 to 103 street

 

-P.S. 140

            -123 Ridge St. New York, NY 10009

            -Best Transit: Take the F to Delancey Street

 

-P.S. 126-Jacob August Riis

            -80 Catherine St. New York, NY 10038

            -Best Transit: Take the F to East Broadway

 

-PS 123-Mahalia Jackson (tentative)

-301W 140th St. New York, NY 10030

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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