The national award-winning Partners for Learning program engages Nazareth students in partnerships with the children, teachers, and staff of eight urban sites: School #2, School #4, School #41, School #46, the Discovery Charter School, the Lewis Street YMCA, Southwest Area Neighborhood Center, and Hope Hall. These partnerships are designed to help raise the academic performance and educational aspirations of the children, while heightening the social awareness and sharpening the professional skills of Nazareth students.
Open to all academic majors, Partners for Learning is part of the federal work-study program.
"We're building a relationship with them and showing they can be someone in life," says Cassandra "Cassie" Matalavage '17. She began tutoring elementary students during her freshman year. Read how the experience gave her new perspective on the lives of low-income families, on her own skills and strengths, and on how she can influence the lives of others. Read the full story.