Type of organization:  Public Elementary School (Durham Public Schools)

Ages served: K-5

Address: 913 9th St, Durham, NC 27705

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Our partners at EK Powe

Hannah Seidenberg

First grade teacher


“I am a 1st grade teacher at E.K. Powe Elementary School, located on 9th St, right across the street from Monuts. Our class has 18 amazing students and are looking for volunteers to work individually with students on reading/math skills and to assist with some classroom activities.”

Kristen Wagner

Second grade teacher


The main time I’m hoping to have a tutor to work with students is 11:40-12:30. I pull small groups and work 1:1 with students during this time and it would be an ideal time for other students to get similar support from a tutor. The activities involved would be reading with a student, practicing high frequency words, math computation practice, and/or writing support.”

There are non-instructional activities before and after this time:

  • 11:10-11:40 Recess
  • 12:30-1:05 Lunch
  • 1:05-1:35 Writing Support”

Volunteers can sign up for several sessions in series to fit their schedules/ interests.

Curtis Walker

Health and Physical Education Specialist


“All of our classes involve the four disciplines of Physical Education (PE).
-Personal Social Responsibility 
-Motor Skills 
-Health Related Fitness
-Movement Concepts 
Each volunteer will work as a facilitator, mentor or friend that encourages, models, and reinforces based on the volunteer’s unique skills and talents. Maybe they work great as an encourager, reminding individual students the importance of fair play and sharing.  Or perhaps they played high school soccer and can demonstrate the correct foot strike with the inside foot.  Or a volunteer may have an enthusiasm about good health and show that everyone has different abilities, and healthy lifestyles benefit us all, so have fun”