30+ days ago


New York, NY


Supervisor:      Program Director


Overview: University Settlement partners with 40,000 New Yorkers on the Lower East Side and in Brooklyn every year to build on their strengths as they achieve healthy, stable, and remarkable lives. For over 130 years, we’ve collaborated with our neighbors to pioneer highly effective programs that fight poverty and systemic inequality. Established in 1886 as the first Settlement House in the United States, we bring the values of that movement into the 21st century by meeting New Yorkers where they live, listening deeply to all perspectives, engaging with every individual holistically, and creating space for people to organize. Joining together with our neighbors to advocate for justice and equality, we help build community strength.


We work with New Yorkers of all ages. We infuse a commitment to civic engagement, equity, and communal action into each of our programs, which include early childhood education, mental health and wellness, benefits assistance and eviction prevention, adult literacy and education, healthy aging, community and recreation centers, performing and visual arts, and youth development. Learn more at 


Since 1886, University Settlement has been providing a variety of effective and strengths-based community based programs for children.  Currently, the Settlement operates after-school programs for elementary and middle school children at several sites in Brooklyn and Manhattan.  These programs provide academic support; artistic, cultural, and athletic enrichment; therapeutic services; and opportunities for family involvement. 




  • Instruct students daily in small group settings to supplement and enhance traditional in class reading/English language arts instruction. 
  • Prepare lesson plans in accordance with a set program curriculum as dictated by the individual needs of each student. 
  • Work daily with two or three groups of four students each, leading students through high-interest texts (novels, non-fiction chapter books, short stories, articles, etc.) using a guided reading curricular model. 
  • Coordinate with the campus-level site coordinator, classroom teachers, school administration, and parents to maximize student achievement.



  • Bachelor’s Degree, or currently enrolled college senior
  • Avid reader who has a desire to elicit a passion for reading in young people
  • Qualifying test score on a high school-level reading comprehension assessment 
  • Willingness to serve at a NYC public middle school and commit to working through the 2020-2021 school year


Hours:  20 per week, 


Salary:  $20.00 per hour 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community.  We support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to our organization.   We are an equal employment opportunity for all regardless of race, color, citizenship, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran or reservist status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.