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McClure Elementary School

McClure Elementary School  K-6th grade

600 W Hunting Park Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19140 (215) 456-3001

Principal Sharon Marino

All volunteers will need triple clearance



Volunteers will support students who need additional help with reading and writing, supporting reading interventions and pre-teaching or re-teaching needed skills, working with individual or small groups on skill specific needs according to their data. (Letters/sounds, sight words, phonics, etc.)   Principal Marino has been an excellent partner, she will want to know what grade level you are interested in working with and match you to one of the many teachers who request mentors/supports for their classrooms.  Ms. Marino will assign you to the stronger teachers and to staff that understand how to utilize a mentors time and service efficiently.  


McClure is a bilingual school.  There are classes taught in English and Spanish as there is a strong Latino/Hispanic population in this area of Philadelphia.  Data on Zip Code 19140    Average Income 22,755 (2012)

POVERTY:  40.3% Living below poverty (poverty defined How does the United States measure poverty? The United States determines the official poverty rate using poverty thresholds that are issued each year by the Census Bureau. The thresholds represent the annual amount of cash income minimally required to support families of various sizes.  The methodology for calculating the thresholds was established in the mid-1960s and has not changed in the intervening years.  The thresholds are updated annually to account for inflation.  A family is counted as poor if its pretax money income is below its poverty threshold. Money income does not include noncash benefits such as public housing, Medicaid, employer-provided health insurance and food stamps. National Poverty Center, University of Michigan


MORNING:  McClure is a K-6 Elementary School.  You will be assigned to a classroom with the age group you choose.  You will be a “teacher’s aide” working with student who have trouble catching up with the work or those that have exceeded expectations.  This is our first year at McClure and the teachers are thrilled to have Villanova students in the classroom.  You will also be helping children with their reading.


Afternoon: After school academic support or playworks program that helps students do their homework and then teaches them the socialized recess games programs and our Junior Coach Leadership program from Playworks that that will be used with the younger students.  



·         What our students say about working Elementary Schools

"My experience at McClure has been so much fun! When we get to the school, the kids are so excited to see us and it really makes the service worthwhile for me. We work in the classroom with students and do whatever the teacher needs our help with. This can be anything from working with students who need extra help to reading with students to encouraging them as they work. On Tuesdays, the school does a Phonics program where mentors work one-on-one with students and teach them to read, so we participated in this for half of our time there. The experience was great for me and I would recommend it for anyone who loves kids or is interested in potentially becoming a future educator!" Mackenzie Helmick