Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Ujamaa Community Development Corp.


Name of organization:

Ujamaa Community Development Corp.

Primary location:

52 S. 6th Avenue
Mt. Vernon, NY 10550

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Lillian F. Reynolds

LEAs where service will be provided:

Mt. Vernon City School District


Years provider has delivered service:

7 years


Evidence that services have been effective:

Pre and Post assessments


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

Children’s Defense Fund, Freedom School IRC Curriculum


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

K-6 and 9th through 12th grade


Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics


Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

Tutoring sessions will be provided up to six days a week, Monday through Saturday and during school breaks up to three 3 hours per session. A supplementary enrichment program for targeted students during the summer will provide year round access to academic support.


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

One (1) to Three (3) hrs. per day


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;):

July 1, 2010 through June 30, 2011; The structure of this program is a year long wrap around program which begins as a six week summer program, that will be extended to an afterschool program throughout the academic school year.


Type of instruction:

Individual and small learning groups


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

The Grace CDF Freedom Schools ® program will employ staff certified in Special Education to serve students according to their Individual Educational Plan (IEP). All sites are handicap accessible. Grace CDF Freedom Schools ® program staff members will be trained on (Individual with Disabilities Education Act).


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

Students with limited English proficiency will be assessed and assigned language appropriate tutors proficient in the student’s primary language. Integrated technologies will be used, where appropriate, to bridge language and cultural barriers to ensure student success.


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

Teaching and instruction will be provided by NYS certified and non-certified teachers, in the primary areas of English, Math, Reading and Special Education for students with special needs.


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

Progress reports will be discussed and delivered to parents at update conferences quarterly. School officials will receive notification of progress/gains in alignment with academic marking periods.


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

Transportation is contingent upon staff and vehicle availability.


Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: May 2, 2012