Now that the summer literacy program at Puentes is over, my day-to-day roles have changed quite a bit. During this hiatus between the summer literacy program and the beginning of our after-school mentoring and tutoring program I have been working on getting ready for the school year. This includes updating documents, conducting outreach to universities for interns and volunteers (emailing and attending school fairs), interviewing potential interns for our Fall 2015 Internship, organizing our Puentes office at Southwark School, preparing for our tutor and intern orientation, and getting our materials ready for the school year.
This has definitely been a change of pace since I was used to being very active with the kids during the summer and now I do a lot of work from a computer. I miss working with our kids a lot, but it is also great to see all the work that goes into getting ready for our after school mentoring and tutoring program – there is surprisingly a lot!