GW SmartDC

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In partnership with DC Public Schools and community-based organizations, GW SMARTDC is committed to providing quality, one-on-one or group tutoring for K-8 students in Washington, D.C. Tutors build literacy and math skills with students while fostering meaningful relationships. Be a part of the solution to educational equity by tutoring students to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond.

This opportunity is open to undergraduate and graduate students interested in education and tutoring. This is a semester or year-long commitment available to volunteers and Federal-Work Study students.


GW SMARTDC Volunteer Application

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Find out about SMARTDC partners, including their hours and types of service positions.

Partner Sites


826DC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6-18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write.

Team Leader: Lauren Patrick, [email protected]


The AnBryce Foundation

The AnBryce Foundation is a learning community that values: service, fun, learning, respect, responsibility, self-discovery, family, community, trust, confidence, cultural differences, and the balance between ennoblement and humility. 

Team Leader: Audrey Casper, [email protected]


For Love of Children

For Love of Children (FLOC) provides educational services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from first grade through college and career. FLOC brings together students, volunteers, families, and community partners in proven programs that teach, empower, and transform. 

Team Leader:  Vicky Wang, [email protected]


Higher Achievement

Higher Achievement closes the opportunity gap during the pivotal middle school years. By leveraging the power of communities, Higher Achievement’s proven model provides a rigorous year-round learning environment, caring role models, and a culture of high expectations, resulting in college-bound scholars with the character, confidence, and skills to succeed. 

Team Leader:  Ward 6 & 7: Maddie Huff, [email protected].


Horton's Kids

Horton’s Kids empowers children growing up in DC’s most under-resourced communities so that they graduate from high school ready for success in college, career, and life. They serve 600 children and their families living in Wellington Park & Stanton Oaks – neighborhoods that have been profoundly impacted by decades of disinvestment and barriers to opportunity. Horton’s Kids provides holistic services for families and kids through four main pillars: academics, youth development, health and wellness, and family engagement.

Team Leader: Madeleine Will, [email protected]

Raising a Village

Raising a Village works to build safe, healthy and whole communities by increasing access to education, health and wellness, and the arts in underserved areas throughout Washington D.C.

Team Leader: Amelia Dewell, [email protected]

Reading Partners

Their mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.

Team Leaders: Bongani Ndebele, [email protected] & Olivia Kinsley, [email protected]



Contact us at [email protected] or 202-994-9900