Education



Higher Edge College Access Program
The College Access Program aims to make higher education a reality for New London’s youth by providing one-on-one counseling through the college admission process. Beyond that, we continue supporting students until they walk across the stage with a college degree in hand.

LEARN
This is a regional education cooperative providing services to public schools. Connecticut College students work in their after-school programs located at Harbor Elementary School in New London. They tutor, mentor, assist with group work, and lead sports programs.

Literacy Volunteers of Eastern CT
Creating community strength through English literacy and American culture, this organization offers ESL classes, tutoring, testing, referrals and conversation groups for ESL individuals.

New London Adult Education
The program provides a wide range of adult education including English as A Second Language, High School Equivalency classes, and alternative high school education. Connecticut College students assist in classrooms, teach, tutor, and organize special events.

Office of Youth Affairs 
This youth development agency is looking for 1-2 play troupe helpers, chaperones for fieldtrips and volunteers for the teens off the hook program. The agency also needs volunteers for the RAD program.

New London Schools

Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School
This is New London's public middle school. Connecticut College students act as teacher's aides during the school day.

ISAAC
ISSAC (Interdistrict School for Arts & Communication) is a public regional magnet school for middle school students. Connecticut College students assist as classroom aids, help run the after-school program and teach science lessons.

Jennings Elementary
Jennings School is a public preK-5 school with a bilingual program (Spanish/English). During the school-day students are teacher's aids or act as tutors as part of the America Reads Program through OVCS. During the after-school program (VOYAGER), volunteers act as tutors.

New London High School
New London High School is the only high school in the city. It has an affilatied Science and Technology Magnet High School right next door.

Nathan Hale
Nathan Hale is one of six public elementary schools in New London. College students have the opportunity to act as tutors, or teacher's aids.

Regional Multicultural Magnet School
The school is an elementary magnet school for children of New London and ten surrounding school districts. Connecticut College students teach in classrooms, act as teacher’s aids, tutor, and assist with special projects.

Winthrop Elementary
Winthrop School is a public pre-K-5 school where college students are teacher's aids or act as tutors as part of the America Reads Program through OVCS.

OVCS Programs

America Reads Challenge Program
ARC is a national literacy program that promotes reading at grade level. Connecticut College students are matched with classrooms at Jennings and Winthrop Elementary Schools as well as Bennie Dover Jackson Middle School. Volunteers provide one-to-one tutoring and teach small groups during targeted reading periods.

ESL (English as a Second Language)
College students work with Connecticut College staff whose second language is English and who wish to improve their English communication skills.

Kids, Books, & Athletics (KBA)
This OVCS program strives to better health with physical activity and augment literacy through reading. Connecticut College volunteers teach children simple exercises and then read books with them in small groups.

R.E.A.Ch
The R.E.A.Ch (Recreational & Educational Achievement for Children) Mentor Program is an innovative award-winning after-school program geared towards the educational, professional and personal development of New London sixth, seventh and eighth-grade students.

SISTER
In this program, Students Implementing Support Through Education and Recreation (SISTER), Connecticut College women mentor female middle-school students who complete educational & recreational activities, develop library skills, promote self-esteem, healthy choices and positive conflict resolution.

OVCS Contact Information:

Phone:
860-439-2458
Fax:
860-439-5408
Email ovcs@conncoll.edu

OVCS
College Center at Crozier-Williams
Box 5323
270 Mohegan Avenue
New London, CT 06320-4196