VCUEI offers many opportunities for Vassar students to get involved with students of many ages in local public schools through a variety of activities. Students can participate in most programs for credit through the Field Work Office or, if qualified, as a job through the Community Service Work Study Office.

Exploring College (EC)

The Exploring College Program is funded by the Dyson Foundation. The program aims to better prepare high school students with combined high academic achievement and low income backgrounds for admission and success in college.

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Vassar After School Tutoring (VAST)

VAST is an academic enrichment and mentoring program. Vassar College students function as VAST Mentors and work closely with VAST Scholars from Poughkeepsie Middle School to develop academic skills. All VAST activities are designed to build students' self-confidence, and promote student achievement and academic excellence, while preparing them for leadership roles in school and the community.

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Vassar English Language Learners Outreach Program (VELLOP)

VELLOP is a tutoring program that offers support to English Language Learners (ELL) at the Poughkeepsie High School. Vassar tutors work one-on-one with ELL students in content classes or study halls. The emphasis is on teaching learning strategies that will make the students better learners in all classes as well as improve their English skills.

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For great resources for Spanish speakers, check out La Voz magazine. The VCUEI partners with La Voz to host events such as the Spanish Language Spelling Bee.