SERV Bulletin - Special Edition - Back to School Issue

 

Follow these steps to get involved:

 

  1. Complete a volunteer application. This is brief and available online at: http://www.ewmb.org/ewmb/index.php/volunteers/add

  2. Participate in an Orientation session: Orientation is one-time training required for all new volunteers, and will give you an opportunity to have all of your Power Lunch questions answered.† If there is a large enough interest base, we will schedule to have a staff member come to your office to hold the orientation.† If there are only a few employees who have shown interest, they will be oriented over the phone at a date and time most convenient for them.

  3. Complete a CORI criminal background check: More information about completing this crucial step will be discussed during the Orientation session.

 

For more information contact Latoya Odlum

SERV@massmail.state.ma.us††††††††

 

 

 


Frequently Asked Questions:

 

 

WHAT IS EVERYBODY WINS! POWER LUNCH?

Everybody Wins! Metro Boston is an innovative literacy and mentoring organization that increases childrenís prospects for success in school and in life. Its signature Power Lunch program pairs elementary school children one-to-one with volunteer mentors from local corporations and businesses to read aloud once a week during lunchtime.

 

WHERE IS THE SCHOOL LOCATED?

Everybody Wins! Metro Boston operates the Power Lunch program at 16 schools in 8 communities in the Boston area.† Please inquire to find out more about the school closest to you!

 

WHEN DOES THE PROGRAM TAKE PLACE? WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT?

Power Lunch takes place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays for a 30-40 minute time block between the hours of 11:00am and 2:00pm.† Specific times and days differ at each school site and depend on the grade level of your student partner. Power Lunch mentors attend reading sessions with their student once a week or every other week beginning in October until late May or early June (approx. 30 weeks).

 

HOW ARE THE CHILDREN SELECTED FOR THE PROGRAM?

Teachers select specific students to participate in Power Lunch because they are 1) behind their age group in reading proficiency; 2) would benefit from the attention of a caring adult; 3) and/or are not read to at home.

 

IíVE NEVER BEEN A READING MENTOR. WILL I RECEIVE ANY TRAINING?

Yes. All volunteers will attend an information and training session prior to beginning the program.

 

IíM REALLY BUSY AND TRAVEL FOR MY JOB. HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Everybody Wins! Power Lunch is a flexible and convenient program that allows busy professionals to volunteer as mentors and miss little or no time from work. You can pair up with a colleague to be matched with one student. You and your colleague can then alternate, attending reading sessions for 40 minutes every other week for a total of 15 weeks.

 

ONCE I JOIN THE PROGRAM, WHAT DO I DO IF I HAVE A QUESTION OR CANíT MAKE IT TO MY SCHEDULED READING SESSION FOR THE WEEK?

Everybody Wins! Power Lunch is well-managed by a School Coordinator staffed at each site who maintains a 24 hour voicemail line. If you have questions, or cannot make it to your reading session you can call the School Coordinator to notify them or reschedule your session for another day that week.

 

IíM INTERESTED, HOW CAN I LEARN MORE?

To learn more, please visit our website at www.ewmb.org

 

School Listings

 

 

Samuel Adams School

165 Webster St

East Boston, MA 02128

††††† Tues, Wed, Thurs

9:45-10:30 (1st)

10:30-11:15 (2nd and 3rd)

11:15-12:00

Boston Renaissance Charter School

1415 Hyde Park Ave

Hyde Park, MA 02136

†††††††††† Wed, Thurs

11:30-12:10††††††††† ††11:40-12:20

Condon School

200 D Street

Boston, MA 02127

†† Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri

11:25-12:05(1st)

12:10-12:50(2nd & 3rd)

1:00-1:40(4th & 5th)

Hooks School

300 Crescent Ave

Chelsea, MA 02150

†††††††††† Tues, Wed

11:00-11:25(1st)

†11:15-11:40(1st)

†† 11:35-12:00(2nd & 3rd) †††††††††††11:20-11:45(4th)

Neighborhood House Charter School

21 Queen St

Dorchester, MA 02122

Thurs, Fri

12:00-12:30(1st)

Parlin School

587 Broadway

Everett, MA 02149

†††††††††††† Thurs, Fri

11:00-11:30(2nd & 4th )

11:30-12:00(3rd )

12:00-12:30(1st)

Tobin School

40 Smith St

Roxbury Crossing, MA 02120

†††††††††††† Thurs, Fri

11:15-11:55(1st)

†1:30-2:10(2nd)

Brophy School

575 Pleasant St

Framingham, MA 01701

 

Wed, Thurs

11:15-11:55 (3rd)

11:55-12:35 (2nd)

English

105 Woodville St.

Everett, MA 02149

 

Tues, Wed

11:00-11:30(2nd)

11:30-12:00(3rd & 4th)

Kennedy School

5 Cherry St

Somerville, MA 02144

 

Tues, Thurs

11:30-12:05 (1st & 2nd )

12:25-1:00(3rd)

12:35-1:10(4th)

King Open School

850 Cambridge St

Cambridge, MA 02141

 

Tues, Wed, Thurs

11:00-11:50(3rd & 4th)

12:00-12:45(1st & 2nd)

Morse School

40 Granite St

Cambridge, MA 02139

Tues, Wed

11:15-11:45(1st)

†11:45-12:15(4th)

12:10-12:40(3rd)

††††††††† †12:20-12:50(2nd)

Stanley School

250 South St

Waltham, MA 02453

 

Wed, Fri

12:15-12:45(1st & 4th)

12:45-1:15(2nd & 3rd)

Vining School

121 Lexington Rd

Billerica, MA 01821

 

Tues, Wed, Fri

11:00-11:30(1st & 2nd )

11:30-12:00(2nd & 3rd )

†12:00-12:30(4th)

Whittemore School

30 Parmenter Rd

Waltham, MA 02453

 

Tues, Thurs, Fri

12:15-12:45(2nd & 3rd )

12:45-1:15(1st & 4th )

Woodrow Wilson Elementary School

169 Leland St

Framingham, MA 01702

Tues, Wed, Fri

11:00-11:30(4th)

†11:30-12:00(2nd)

†12:45-1:15(4th)

†1:00-1:30(3rd)

Parker School

52 River Street

Billerica, MA 01821

Thurs, Fri

11:30-12:00(2nd & 3rd )

12:15-12:45(4th)

12:45-1:15(1st)