The University Eastside Community Collaborative (UECC)
Make a Difference
The University Eastside Community Collaborative (UECC) is a partnership among the City of Riverside, Riverside Unified School District, and UC Riverside. Each year, UECC recruits 80 college students to become year-long AmeriCorps members who mentor and tutor youth at local schools and community centers throughout Riverside's Eastside to increase academic achievement in Math and English Language Arts. These college students serve in 8 schools and 3 community centers, grades K-12, as positive role models. UECC offers tutoring to students who need it the most in the City of Riverside and an opportunity for college students to serve their community.
The UECC strives to improve the lives of youth in the Eastside of Riverside by providing academic assistance in their schools, providing a safe and welcoming after-school environment, and engaging Eastside residents in service to their community.
Mentor and tutor local youth for one year. Improve futures for a lifetime.
I never realized how much these kids go through and how much of an impact I could actually make on them.
- UECC AmeriCorps Member