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Student Literacy Corps Spotlight: Tutor role 'life-changing' for student veteran

January 09, 2020

Webster's Student Literacy Corps program trains and places tutors in St. Louis-area schools. Marine veteran and Webster University student Michael Guthrie serves as a tutor and mentor with Student Literacy Corps, spending a majority of his time in the classroom at Nahed Chapman New American Academy at Roosevelt High School. He describes his experience working with the refugee and immigrant teenage students there as truly life-changing.

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Children's Book Drive

Webster Student Literacy Corp Collecting Children's Books

October 03, 2019

Webster University's Student Literacy Corps is collecting new and gently used children's books (from infants to teens) for the 19th annual Children's Book Drive. Since the project began, Webster students, faculty, and staff have donated 20,023 books to schools and other agencies serving low-income children and families. Look for the bright yellow collection boxes placed at the multiple locations on the main campus through Monday, Oct. 14.

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The Children's Book Drive has collected 20,023 books since the project began in 2001.

Children's Book Drive Collects 20,000th Book

November 01, 2018

The Children's Book Drive, which collects books for delivery to schools in low-income neighborhoods, has collected its 20,000th book! With 688 books in this year's drive, the project has collected 20,023 since it began in 2001. Student Literacy Corps tutors are sorting and delivering the books now. Thank you to everyone in the community who has helped make this initiative a success.

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Student tutors, donors and leaders gathered to reflect on the program's impact this spring.

Maritz Grant Continues Support of Student Literacy Corps, Math Tutoring

August 07, 2018

A $15,000 grant from Maritz will continue support of the Webster University Student Literacy Corps and Math Tutoring Program. "This grant will ensure that Webster students can continue to tutor and that struggling readers will continue to enjoy the additional support and encouragement tutors provide," said Kate Northcott, director of the Student Literacy Corps, which began in 1990. St. Louis’ growing population of English Language Learners has only increased the need for such engagement, she said.

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This year's book drive was one of the best in its 15-year history. #websterkindness

Webster Community Collects 1500 Books for Children's Drive

December 11, 2015

This year's Webster Works Worldwide Children's Book Drive was one of the best in the 15-year history of the drive: 1,557 books were donated by members of the Webster University community. That brings the total to 15,161 books donated since the project began. Donations are still being accepted as part of a project in the keystone course, "Equity in Education."

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