Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications
Photo by Erik Jepsen/UC San Diego Publications

CREATE partnership programs connecting UC San Diego undergraduates to K-12 students in San Diego schools are featured in a top story in This Week @ UC San Diego, the university’s online weekly news magazine.

The article, “The Power of Partnerships,” spotlights service learning opportunities for UC San Diego undergrads, and includes the Department of Education Studies’ Partners at Learning program (PAL), and partnership programs developed and supported by the Center for Research on Educational Excellence, Assessment and Teaching Excellence (CREATE).

CREATE partnership programs include tutoring and mentoring opportunities through the Thurgood Marshall College Partnership Schools Program, the Muir College Academic Mentoring Program (CAMP) and the Eleanor Roosevelt College Math Tutor Corps, supported by the CREATE STEM Success Initiative and Math for America San Diego (MfA SD).

“The service learning courses housed in Education Studies and in the Colleges represent some of the finest work happening on our campus, merging our undergraduate students’ need for rich learning experiences with their desire to be of service to our larger communities in San Diego,” said Susan Yonezawa, CREATE associate director and network coordinator for the CREATE STEM Success Initiative. “Campus leadership, provosts, faculty, staff and undergraduate leaders come together to build these programs, and CREATE is thrilled to be able to help network them together so they can do their work more effectively for the communities they serve. “

CREATE service learning programs are offered each quarter. For more information about the CREATE Thurgood Marshall College Partnership Schools Program, contact Angela Fang, partnership schools program student coordinator (partnershipschools@ucsd.edu); Muir College Academic Mentoring Program (CAMP), contact  Mario Aguilar, Early Academic Outreach Program assistant director (meaguilar@ucsd.edu); and Eleanor Roosevelt College Math Tutor Corps, contact Eden Berdugo, program coordinator (mathtutorcorps@ucsd.edu).