Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Just another awesome evening at LRC

So the other night the young women at Lansing Residential Center were pumped -- they were practicing dance moves for some kind of talent show at the facility. They were blasting tunes and bouncing around, and I was kind of timidly watching and trying to learn from them. Then one of the other REACH tutors taught me some Step moves and everyone was laughing and cheering us on as she and one of the residents and I were performing what I'd just learned.

Then after all that madness, I found out that the resident I've been working with for the past 6 months would be leaving LRC the next morning to head back home. She was so excited to be moving on, and I didn't think there was much of a chance she would want to sit down and do tutoring... but amazingly she wanted to do some algebra! When it was time to go, she said she wished she could take me with her back home to keep helping her out with math. I'm going to miss her.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Spring 2009 Program Information!

270 Auburn Road
Lansing, NY 14882-8944
(607) 533-4262

Program Description:
Lansing Residential Center (LRC) is a juvenile detention facility for women ages 13-17. Lansing tutors arrive at the residential center during the girls’ free time. They work only with girls who have requested to be tutored. After pairing up with the girls, usually one-on-one, tutors help students with school assignments, including basic math, science, social studies, reading, and writing. The tutoring is held in the communal areas of the residence center.

Site Leader Contact Information:
Sharon Gerbode Eleanor Vaughan
sjg53@cornell.edu egv2@cornell.edu
(408) 914 – 8585 (607) 279 - 0895

Meeting Time
Monday 6:30 – 9:15
We meet at 6:30 in the parking lot shared by Malott, Bailey Hall, and Big Red Barn

Main Carpools
Available Monday and Thursday nights from 6:30-9:15

Contact for Carpool Information (last updated February 2009):

REACH Tutors:

Sharon (contact info above)
Angelica Torres 646-707-7410, apt9@cornell.edu (Thurs. 6:30)
Katie Davis ksd27@cornell.edu, (schedule TBD)

TLP Tutors:

Carol Hockett cih2@cornell.edu, (varies, usually Weds night)
Maggie Goldsmith mpg@twcny.rr.com, 607-351-7503 (Tuesday afternoons?)
Cornell Catholics: Carolyne Saunders 607-229-9045 cs678@cornell.edu (Thurs. 6:30)

Required Paperwork:
A background check is required for Lansing tutors. Contact Eleanor or Sharon to request the background check forms. You will be able to start seven days after your paperwork has been submitted.

Project Funding Opportunities:

Over $1000 in grant funding from previous years is available for current tutors’ projects. Please get in touch with Eleanor or Sharon if you have any ideas for educational programs or projects that serve Lansing residents. Funding for learning materials such as GED prep books is also available.