Immigrant literacy development

Project Wild

“Project Working for Immigrant Literacy Development (Project WILD), established in 1987, is a student-run community service organization in the USAC Community Service Commission that provides free, weekly English tutoring and mentorship services on Saturdays to students grades 1st-5th in the Garvey and Los Angeles Unified School Districts.

We primarily cater to first and second generation immigrant students, many of whom come from families that are unfamiliar with the American education system, but welcome any students that need English language support. We strive to provide students with access to supplementary reading and writing support and to promote personal growth within each student, instilling the skills and confidence necessary to achieve any and all of their endeavors.”

Commitment Required:

Weekly attendance at site, ideally year-long commitment to the organization

Ways to Get Involved:

We recruit and accept new tutors on a quarterly basis!

Leadership Opportunities:

Tutors may apply to be interns at the end of Winter Quarter. During a Project WILD internship, volunteers learn about the behind-the-scenes operations of the organization and what each director role entails. Interns are then encouraged to apply to be directors at the end of Winter Quarter and new directors are chosen at the beginning of Spring Quarter. Throughout all of Spring Quarter, outgoing directors work closely incoming directors to train them for the upcoming year.

Social Media:

Project Wild Website