During the fall 2011 semester, students in two service-learning classes tutored first- and second-graders at Cesar Batalla Elementary School through a new literacy partnership. The tutoring program aimed at supporting the Fairfield students’ academic learning outcomes and bolstering the Cesar Batalla school’s literacy initiatives, which endeavor to keep young students at grade level in reading and writing. Students from both schools cited the relationships they built in their tutoring pairings as a key outcome of the program.
The Fairfield University website featured the partnership as a model for academic engagement. Read the full article here: http://www.fairfield.edu/press/pr_index.html?id=3298.