Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Dunbar Associations, Inc.


Name of organization:

Dunbar Associations, Inc.

Primary location:

1453 S. State Street
Syracuse, NY 13205

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Contact: Sharon Jack-Williams
Phone:  (315) 476-4269
E-mail: or


LEAs where service will be provided:

Tentative Sites: Blodgett School,
Elmwood School, Grant Middle School, Seymore School.

Permanent sites – Dunbar Association, Inc.  Other sites to be determined.


Years provider has delivered service:

Although a new SES provider  the

Dunbar Association, Inc has been in existence for 92 years.  Youth Programming has always been an integral part of service delivery. Structured after-school offerings, spans a period of over fifty years; Tutoring services span a period of two years.


Evidence that services have been effective:

According to Dunbar pre and post assessments, once compared with state test results students demonstrate successful improvement in understanding the concepts of mathematical reasoning and illustrate development in basis skills and reading comprehension. 


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

The Dunbar Association, Inc will use the general educational curriculum associated with the SCSD in conjunction with the agency curriculum template, state guidelines and established national instructional programs.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K-8 (ages 5-14)


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts, Reading and Mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Up to six sessions per week


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

1.5 hours per session


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

October 2010 - February 2011
March 2011 - May 2011

Monday through Saturday for the duration of the school year.


Type of instruction:

Small group instruction and individual intervention.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

The Dunbar tutoring program will create an environment of adaptability for students with disabilities. Tutors will be instructed to modify materials during class instruction thereby reducing the linguistic or mathematical complexity of  text; enabling students to grasp concepts and achieve success.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Bilingual teachers (specifically those with Spanish proficiency) will be employed to assure that English language barriers are addressed and that the proposed curriculum is taught in their native tongue.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

Certified Teachers.  Minimum staffing qualifications are a bachelors degree in education or related field under the direct supervision of a certified teacher.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Timely reports will be given to parents and teachers on student progress to help ensure that “students are improving their academic achievement and that instructional goals are being met”.  This will occur after every 15 hours of service through written reports and during 1-1 parent teacher conferences held monthly.  The information will be updated on the Dunbar website weekly for parent and teacher accessibility.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)



Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: March 21, 2014