Bonnie Lichtman, Director
Founded in 1971, Two Together is a city wide program providing free individualized tutoring to over 100 schoolchildren, ages 8-18, annually. Children who score below grade level in reading and math, or have other learning needs, are eligible for the program. They represent a wide variety of nationalities and ethnic backgrounds. Referrals come from schools, parents, synagogues, churches, community agencies and word-of-mouth.
Trained volunteers supervised by learning specialists assist children. Staff works closely with parents toward educational goals. Workshops for parents, cultural experiences and educational projects reinforce the program.
Two Together’s Wall Street location offers a college-bound
program, beginning with ninth-grade students, including SAT preparation and
assistance with college selection, applications, personal statements, and scholarships.
It also provides a Math Lab program in algebra and trigonometry for high school
celebrated its 40th birthday in 2011!
Two Together has 135
Two Together has 165
In 2011-12, 12
students graduated and all were accepted to college
Volunteers from the community meet weekly one-on-one with a child who needs help. They are trained and supported by a professional staff. There are a variety of ways to volunteer:
- · Assigned tutors are matched with a child for a 90-minute weekly session.
- · Partner tutors share the responsibility of tutoring with a friend.
- · Team tutors share a tutoring commitment with a group of co-workers.
- · On-call tutors fill in for tutors who must cancel a session.