Tools for Schools

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UCSD Cares Week, between April 13-17, is the perfect time to give back to local San Diego schools! EducationCorps is partnering with the UCSD Bookstore to make a big impact at the schools our tutors serve with Tools for Schools.

How it works:
During UCSD Cares Week, shop the UCSD Bookstore supply department located on the second floor for school supplies to donate. Bring your purchase to any register, and tell the cashier you will be dropping the supplies off in a “Tools for Schools” collection box on your way out to receive a 20% discount. Red and white striped donation boxes are located on the first floor, second floor, Imprints/Perks, Library Walk entrances to the bookstore, and around campus.

Proceeds go to:
Baker Elementary, Bell Middle School, Bethune K-8, E3 Civic High, Farb Middle School, John Muir K-12, Kearny DMD, King-Chavez High, Kit Carson Elementary, Linda Vista Elementary, Mission Bay High, Monarch School, Montgomery Middle, Nile Sisters, Preuss School, Ross Elementary, Serra High School.

Upcoming Info Sessions

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Learn how you can make an impact in our community as a tutor with EducationCorps!

Stop by to chat with the program coordinators about our opportunities, application and placement process.

March 30 at 12p.m. and 1p.m. in the Cross Cultural Center, UCSD

March 31 at 12:30p.m. and 1:30p.m. in the Bear Room, PC West, UCSD

Tutors volunteer at an assigned school 1-4 hours per week for the quarter.

All subjects are welcome. Join us in the fight against poverty!

Apply here.

Doing Your Own Homework

How do we begin the fight to alleviate poverty and create social justice in education? What do we know about the challenges our students experience? What do we believe about poverty and education? What are you doing as an EducationCorps’ tutor to make a difference in our community?

fast facts

Check out these links for some useful to test your knowledge, explore your beliefs, and consider how you make an impact during your service as a tutor with EducationCorps.

Click for facts about poverty in San Diego and the United States.

Day of Service at Ross Elementary School


We invite you to join UCSD Alumni for a Day of Service at Ross Elementary School on February 15th from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Projects will include re-painting a mural, building planter boxes, working in the garden, and more. This is a great opportunity to serve one of our newer service sites and network with alumni while making a difference in the community! Breakfast and t-shirts will be provided.

If you are interested in participating, please follow the link below to register and RSVP to our email. Send us your questions! We look forward to seeing you there!

Ross Elementary Day of Service Registration