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Work Study Positions

There are three types of work-study available through OCS:

Office-Based/Van Drivers 

LITERACY POSITIONS - **only federal work study are eligible**

To become a tutor:
1) You must complete the mandatory OCS Employment Webinar & Web Quiz
2) Fill out the on-line employment questionnaire
3) Contact the respective program coordinators about placement with their program
4) Let OCS know when you secure a position with a program

Click jobs below for more information:

  • Ascend
    • Contact Beverly Hunter-Daniel (
      Tutor 4th & 5th grade students with their homework assignments and help with special enrichment activities
      Tuesday and/or Thursday from 3:15 -- 5:15 Bielefield or Snow Elementary School
      Monday and/or Wednesday  3:15 -- 5:15 Macdonough Elementary School

  • Cross Street
    • Contact: Emma Dominguez-Millan (
      Cross Street Tutorial is a tutoring program organized in collaboration with Wesleyan students and members of the Cross Street Church.  The program runs Monday - Thursday 4:15 - 6. There are about ten Wesleyan students that meet twice a week with younger students, and each tutor works individually with the student.  The kids range in age from 7 - 14, and their tutors help them do their homework and focus in on any specific difficulties the kid is having in school.

  • Green Street Arts Center
    • Contact Caitlin Cornwall (
      The After School Program is open to area students between the ages of 7 and 18, offering them a safe place to go each weekday afternoon and giving them the opportunity to enrich their lives through the arts and learn other transferable skills.  Assist as a homework helper in the after school program from 5pm - 6pm.  In addition to academic support, students participate in arts activities (theatre games, free dance and music jam), recreational arts (salsa, tap, music, art and science, comic book illustration and videography), free arts classes (playwriting, electives, after school clubs) and private vocal and instrumental lessons, as well as sound recording classes.  The entire program runs from 3pm - 6pm every day. 

  • Traverse Square
    • Contact Jalen Alexander, Jay Benedith, Arjun Ramrup & Irma Mazariego (
      This program runs Monday - Thursday from 4pm - 6pm.  One to two Fridays a month there are field trips or parties for the kids.  Fifteen to twenty children come to the program each day, and we can include more if we have sufficient staff.  Each day tutors help kids with homework/academic support for the first half and then play games, do arts and crafts, and work on projects the second half.  Tutors are asked to commit at least one day per week.

  • WesReads and WesMath
    • Contact Angela Yoo and Rebecca McClellan (
      The WesReads and WesMath Program is a daytime tutoring program that matches Wesleyan students with Macdonough Elementary School students. Tutors choose at least one weekly shift, during which they go to Macdonough and provide assistance to small groups in higher-level math or reading.

  • Woodrow-Wesleyan Education Program
    • Contact Shira Engle and Lucy De Souza (
      This intervention program serves 7th and 8th graders at Woodrow Wilson Middle School who are failing subjects, at the risk of retention, and need academic help. Tutors assist students with homework, help them organize their materials and assignments, address major issues affecting students' grades, and serve as a general support for changing academic performance.

  • Individual Tutoring
    • Contact Hanako Rodriguez (
      Get matched with a child/adult to fit your schedule and interests, completely flexible, all ages and subjects available, commitment is at least one hour a week.


To apply for these positions:
1) You must complete the mandatory OCS Employment Webinar & Web Quiz
2) Fill out the on-line employment questionnaire
3) Set up a meeting with Cathy Lechowicz (
4) If you meet the minimum qualifications for the position, Ms. Lechowicz will refer you to the hiring agency
5) Interview with hiring agency
6) Agency will make the official hire

Click jobs below for more information:

  • Even Start
    • Classroom workers will assist teachers and paraprofessionals in all aspects of the Early Childhood Program: talking, reading, singing, and playing with children, activity set up and clean up. (No diaper changing). There are also some opportunities for interaction with parents.  Interested students must be able to work well with others and have an interest in and enjoyment of children. 

      Hours are flexible, the program needs assistance: Monday to Friday from 9 - 12:30.  

      Even Start is a Family Learning Program that provides Adult Education, Early Childhood Education (ages six weeks to three years) and Parenting classes for low income families in which one parent is in need of a high school diploma or instruction in English as a Second Language.  The program is located at 398 Main Street.

  • St. Vincent dePaul Middletown
    • St. Vincent de Paul is a multi-service organization that helps to meet the basic needs of Middletown’s poorest residents. We operate a Soup Kitchen, the Amazing Grace Food Pantry, a Community Assistance Program and Supportive Housing. The organization was founded in 1980 and has the support of many community organizations, schools and universities, businesses and civic groups, and individuals/families in this area.

      Goals of the position:   Provide information to the community about who we are and what we do (telling our story). Help improve communication with donors and supporters. Provide administrative support.

      Specific activities include: E-newsletters, building and maintaining email lists, social networking, graphic design (a plus, but not necessary)

      Skills needed for the position: General computer skills including WORD, EXCEL, data entry; ability to work independently; organized, detail oriented

      Current web address:


Contact Cathy Crimmins Lechowicz for office positions

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  • Van Driver
    • To apply for a van driver position: 
      1) You must complete the mandatory OCS Employment Webinar & Web Quiz
      2) Fill out the on-line employment questionnaire
      3) Complete the mandatory Van Driver Webinar

      Student van drivers are responsible for transporting students to and from volunteer and service-learning opportunities.  The driver will need to:

      • Drive a seven or eight passenger vehicle to transport students

      • Obey all traffic laws

      • Maintain regular schedule at OCS

      • Be at least 20 years of age and have a valid U.S. driver's license for at least 2 years

      • Pass driving test at Transportation Department, contact the Manager - Joe Martocci at 860-685-3788


      Hours per week: will vary depending on availability and schedule
      Hours needed: any time between 7am and 9pm, Monday - Friday; some weekend hours available
      Direct supervisor: Cathy Crimmins Lechowicz, CCP Director