San Francisco, California

 

A cultural icon, San Francisco is a site of multicultural service opportunities. Members serve in either San Francisco or Redwood City typically tutor, assistant teach, promote literacy, lead after-school programs, and reach out for parental involvement.

Site Director: Patrick McCormick
Phone:
650-394-4402
E-mail:
sanfrancisco@ndmva.org

 

 

Redwood City School District serves multicultural K-8 students in the greater Redwood City area. One-on-one and small group tutoring activities are provided to improve the students' academic skills and to develop their leadership abilities. After-school enrichment programs and parental involvement in the students' education are encouraged. RCSD also hosts several community schools which encourage and support the success of children by providing resources and services to families to promote positive social interaction and academic support. NDA members serve in several roles at schools throughout the district.

Individual/Small Group Instruction and After-School Activities Coordination

NDA members in this role assist classroom teachers and work with students one-on-one and in small groups during the school day, and participate in after-school programs offered at the school.


Individual/Small Group Instruction and Family Engagement

NDA members in this role work collaboratively with the Family Center and teachers to provide academic and social support to the schools' students. The specific duties of the position are outlined in a work plan that the community school coordinators of the Redwood City School District have developed. This work plan will be explained in detail as part of the local training program for NDA members at the beginning of the year. In general NDA members responsibilities include:

  • encouraging parents and other adults in the home of the students to be more involved at the school
  • coordinating and facilitating classes and workshops for parents
  • conducting ESL classes and cooking/nutrition classes
  • assisting students and teachers in targeted classrooms
  • teaching family art classes

Members will be placed in this position at the following schools.

 

Sequoia High School is a multicultural high school serving the community of Redwood City. In a stimulating and caring community, Sequoia provides an education program which promotes respect for cultural diversity, which requires academic and vocational excellence, critical thinking and communication skills, which inspires appreciation of the arts, which develops responsibility, self-esteem, and self-direction, and which ensures educational success for all students.

Under the supervision of the Teen Resource Center Director and the school administration, NDA members provide academic support, mentoring, and after-school activities for the students who are referred to them. They work with each student to develop a written action plan to address the specific issues that are interfering with his/her school success. Accordingly, they meet at least weekly with each assigned student, help them establish contacts with onsite and offsite student support services that promote success, and follow up with referrals for support services to ensure that assigned students have made appropriate connections and are continuing satisfactorily in their program. NDA members also assist with the SAFE afterschool program which includes tutoring selected students and assisting with the AVID Program.

For more information, visit www.sequoiahs.org

 

St. James School is a K-8 Catholic elementary school located in the Mission District of San Francisco. It serves children of families of varied cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds, attempting to help develop the gifts and talents of our students, parents, and staff alike. St. James challenges its students to recognize the importance of their role as future world leaders, and strives to instill in them a strong sense of Catholic/Christian values, moral responsibility, appropriate decision making skills, and sense of self-worth. The entire St. James family works to empower its students to reach their full potential by developing the whole child, enabling them to continually grow as positive, contributing members of society.

For more information, visit www.saintjamessf.org

 

School of the Epiphany is a double K-8 Catholic Parochial school serving the youth of Epiphany Parish and its surrounding areas. The school challenges students to achieve educational excellence within a Catholic/Christian tradition. The faculty and staff believe that Catholic school education teaches to the whole child by promoting the spiritual, moral, intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development of each student through comprehensive curricular and co-curricular programs. Recognizing the innate dignity of their students, they nurture educational excellence. Parents, as the primary educators of their children, are encouraged to join with the larger Epiphany community to supportively enhance the students' education.

For more information, visit www.sfepiphany.org

 

St. Finn Barr School is a K-8 Catholic elementary school dedicated to meeting the academic, spiritual, physical, and emotional needs of every child entrusted to its care. The school accepts children regardless of ethnic, religious, or socio-economic background who can successfully contribute to the learning environment. It embraces every child's potential to become an independent thinker, a life-long learner, and a valuable member of a larger community who lives by basic Gospel values. The entire school community endeavors to maintain and nurture a spirit of ecumenical kinship among students, parents, faculty, alumni, and friends in the community at large.

For more information, visit www.stfinnbarr.org

 

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