First Unitarian Church of Philadelphia ~ Welcome home!

Sharon Tomalin
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  • Philadelphia, PA
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New Volunteer Opportunities at the Andrew Jackson School

Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:44am 0 Comments

   The Learning Buddies at Jackson Elementary School (12th and Federal streets) are launching a new reading program called Achieve Now. It is a phonics-based program designed specifically to be used by volunteers. It is a series 0f scripted lessons requiring no advance reading instruction knowledge on the part of the teacher. The training for administration takes only about an hour. So far the students seem engaged and enthusiastic. If you are available from 10:30 through…


Become a Learning Buddy at the Andrew Jackson Elementary School

Posted on November 17, 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments

Do you have some free time one morning a week from about 9:00 - 11:00 AM? If so, the Learning Buddy project at Andrew Jackson School has need for a few more tutors of elementary students during their Language Arts block. The opportunities are varied: listen and guide beginning readers as they read to you, instruct slightly older students in reading or math, or assist the teacher in a classroom. Or perhaps you'd prefer to use your hobby or interest to help with after-school clubs (3 - 4:00…


Ed/Lit Activities Continue

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 12:30pm 0 Comments

The group of tutors at Andrew Jackson have just wrapped up their second year of acting as “reading buddies” to grades 1 – 7 at the Andrew Jackson School in South Philadelphia. More than twenty people, most from the FirstU church, went to the elementary school at 12th and Federal Streets once a week to meet, read, and instruct (math) with more than  50 students.  Some worked one-on-one with the children, and some went into the classrooms to support the teachers. Others have spent…


Interested in a New Book Club?

Posted on June 7, 2012 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

Would you consider joining an additional UU book club that's open to everyone? Do you want to explore the idea - what kind? When? Which books? How often? How organized?  I'd like to get a sense of the interest in FirstU friends and members.

Email me and let's see if we can discover other interested individuals!

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