The goal of a Community School at LAYC is to integrate academics, health and social services, youth and community development, and community engagement, to improve to increase student academic achievement and ensure family well-being. A community school represents a set of partnerships between the school and community resources that support students and families in and beyond the classroom.

YouthBuild Public Charter School (YBPCS) is an alternative high school for young people seeking to transform their lives by re-engaging in their education in a non-traditional school environment.  Academic support is needed in the areas of reading, writing, and math. In particular, the team seeks tutors that are knowledgeable in subjects needed to complete the GED.  This is an opportunity for direct youth one-on-one engagement via tutoring, and limited mentoring. English and Bilingual English-Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply to support tutoring with limited English-speaking students. The ideal volunteer will have a flexible schedule during school hours (10 a.m.- 3 p.m.)


Monday through Fridays


Volunteers can choose a 1 -2 hour slot from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


YouthBuild PCS, 3220 16th Street NW, Washington DC 20010

Volunteer Commitment

Minimum commitment of 1-2 hours per week, or one day per week.

How to Apply

Volunteers should submit a brief paragraph expressing their interest, skills, and available schedule to Solane Nemera at Eligible volunteers will be invited to an interview with the staff.

Required Clearances

Volunteers selected will be asked to complete a local police clearance and a search on the National Sex Offender Registry, as well as obtain a DCPS clearance.