Groundwork Opportunities

After-School Reading Teacher (graduate level)



After-School Reading Teacher, Groundwork for Youth After-School Academy
Position Dates:

After-School Program starts on October 7 and continues through May 2003, following NYC Public School calendar.

Position Hours:

Program operates weekdays from 3pm to 6:30pm. Reading Teachers must work at least three days per week.


Organization Summary:

Groundwork, Inc. is a new nonprofit organization that helps young people in urban neighborhoods discover and develop their strengths, skills, and talents through high quality experiential learning and work programs. Groundwork for Youth, an academic and social enrichment program for children ages 7 to 14 living in public housing developments, launched in June 2002 in the neighborhood of East New York, Brooklyn. Groundwork for Youth gives university students the opportunity to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children and to connect with teachers, social workers, and other youth professionals who are deeply committed to helping children in Brooklyn grow and succeed.

Position Description:

Each Reading Teacher works with a college student assistant to teach and manage a group of 20 children in one of three grade level groupings: 2nd and 3rd grade, 4th and 5th grade, or 6th and 7th grade. Reading Teachers develop a thematic, inquiry-based reading and writing workshop that is taught at least three days per week. In addition, Reading Teachers organize and supervise a daily homework clinic during which children receive assistance with their school homework assignments. The program is based in a public school in East New York (District 19), close to the 3 and L trains.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead a term long, 3-day/week reading workshop for students in grades 2nd and 3rd, 4th and 5th, or 6th and 7th
  • Plan and assist with preparation of a final publication, performance, or other final project to demonstrate student learning
  • Assess student reading skills pre and post-term
  • Organize and implement group tutoring activities in academic subject areas and study skills related to homework assignments (reading, writing, math, social studies, etc.)
  • Communicate with parents regarding children’s progress
  • Participate in all program trainings, meetings, events and trips as required.


Candidates must be enrolled in a graduate education program (master’s level or higher) in New York City. Must have at least 2 years previous experience working with children in racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse urban communities. Candidates with specializations in Elementary Education, Reading, and Special Education are especially encouraged to apply. 


Submit resume via email or fax to [email protected] or 718 923 2869.
Note: Federal and state regulations require a background check for any person employed in a position directly serving children. Groundwork is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Groundwork Inc. :: 150 Court Street, 2nd Floor :: Brooklyn, NY 11201
tel: 718 923 1400 x239 :: fax 718 923 2869 :: [email protected]