Spring Newsletter


We hope that this newsletter finds all of you safe and in good health.  What unusual, uncertain, and historical times we're living through with the coronavirus and the current civil unrest.  It is our hope that real, societal change comes from these dual challenges to help bring the promise of America to more of our society regardless of race or socioeconomic status. 

Regarding the coronavirus, unfortunately, in early March, the Los Ayudantes in-class tutoring program came to an abrupt end.  At first, volunteers in general, were restricted from coming to the schools.  Then the schools themselves closed down for distance learning.  While we would have loved to have to continued in some capacity such as distance tutoring, the lack of teacher supervision in a distance tutoring situation was prohibitive.

We will be working with the administrations at both Kennedy and MIT over the summer to determine if we will be able to continue in the Fall in a volunteer capacity either in-person or virtually.  The moment we know, we will let you know when we can begin safely tutoring again. 

I know I speak for all of our tutors when I say that we miss the students greatly, and we wish them well in their future. 

I know I also speak for all our tutors and the Los Ayudantes Board when I say how much we appreciate teachers.  They have come through heroically for the students during this very difficult time.  A big "thank you" to all the teachers with whom we worked this year!

We hope you have a wonderful summer!  Stay safe.

Tutor Appreciation!


Thank you so much to all our 2019-20 Los Ayudantes tutors!   We appreciate you and hope you do come back next year. 

As soon as we begin tutoring again, we will have a Tutor Welcome party where you will properly thanked and where we can welcome new tutors as well.

Are you interested in joining us next year?   Just click the button below for more information and for a sign-up form to indicate your interest. 

Volunteer 2020-21 School Year

A Word from the Principals at Kennedy and MIT

Message from Sabrina Adler, Principal Kennedy Middle School:

"Dear Los Ayudantes Volunteers, 

Thank you so much for the time and effort you have put into our students this year. The students have enjoyed reading and working with you and have missed you during the time we have had to shelter in place. We hope that you are staying safe and healthy during this difficult and unprecedented time. While we may have to continue with online learning again next year, I am hoping that we can still work together even through computers to give students the boost in reading and social connections that they need. Thanks again for partnering with us!"

Message from Nick Fanourgiakis, Principal McKinley Institute of Technology:

"Thank you for your continued support.  Ours has been a multi-year partnership that has endured administrations and now the COVID crisis.  We look forward to redefining how we can support each other next year.  Thank you all for what you do stay safe and healthy."

Amazon Smile Donations

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One easy way to donate to Los Ayudantes is to use the Amazon Smile link every time you shop.  The AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.   Just bookmark this link and use it every time you shop.  Thank you!