Welcome to The DC Tutoring and Mentoring Initiave. 

DC Tutoring and Mentoring Initiative is a coalition of organizations and individuals dedicated to transforming the community and empowering students in the District of Columbia.

Click one of the links above volunteer oppurtunities, our blog, our partner organizations, or our recent CivicFest 2018 event!

The fierce urgency of now
Earlier this summer, DCTMI staff began researching local summer programs, camps, and employment opportunities with the hope of developing a defensible statistic as to what percentage of D.C. youth would be left without a daily activity after the school year ended. We believe this information is extremely important, as previous research shows that the summer months can be either beneficial or detrimental to a young person’s development. Because of the lack of resources in lower-income communities, many young students fall behind their more financially stable counterparts, creating and exacerbating adevelopment gap.

DCTMI wants to help close this gap, and we need your help to do it. Our current data shows that about a quarter of D.C. youth are not enrolled in any kind of summer programming. This is because many programs simply do not have the proper resources to service community needs. By devoting an hour or more each week to one of our 22 partners operating this summer, you can help us close the gap and promote a more equitable Washington, D.C.

We still need your help!
Although DCTMI is growing, there’s still more work to be done!  Twenty-two of our partners operate summer programming and several still need volunteers!

We also have a number of partners that recruit year-round mentorsfor DC youth. Several of our partners are also placing volunteers for the 2018-19 school year. Begin the application process now! We’re sure to have the perfect opportunity for you and your schedule! For more information on how to get involved with DCTMI and our partners, email info@dctutormentor.org.

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