Community Service Jobs

The Office of Financial Aid contracts with select non-profit organizations and government agencies to offer Federal Work-Study job opportunities providing community service. Our partnership with these affiliated employers allows students to work near Emory's campus and in the local Atlanta area providing invaluable support for these organizations' missions.


Federal Work-Study Program Affiliate Employers

For more information about earning your Federal Work-Study funds through community service employment with our affiliate employers, please contact us.

Emory Reads

The Emory Reads tutoring program was created under the Department of Education's America Reads Challenge, whose goal is to help ensure that every American child can read well and independently by the end of the 3rd grade. The program is facilitated by Emory students each year with the cooperation of the Office of Financial Aid to ensure the program is in compliance with federal regulations. Through our partner organization, Hands On Atlanta, local elementary schools are identified to host Emory student tutors.

Emory Reads tutors carpool to local elementary schools, where they provide one-on-one literacy and math tutoring to children. Our student facilitators plan carpools each semester based on each tutor's hours of availability and on each school's request for tutors. Tutors are asked to commit to the program for at least one semester, as carpools return to the same school at the same time each week, establishing an ongoing bond between the tutor and child.

Emory Reads tutors have two participation options - to participate as a paid Federal Work-Study employee or as a volunteer. Tutors typically work 2-hour shifts at a school, plus transportation time for which they are paid. Students are welcome to work multiple shifts during the week, based on carpool availability. Because of the limited availability of work hours and because the program is entirely funded through a federal allocation, Emory Reads paid employees are given the unique opportunity to participate in two Federal Work-Study jobs simultaneously. Emory Reads employees are also paid above the typical undergraduate pay range (normally $7.50 - $9.00/hour), and earn $13.00/hour as tutors and $15.00/hour as tutors/carpool drivers. Drivers are reimbursed for gas through Emory's Office of Student Leadership and Service.

Emory Reads Federal Work-Study tutors are typically hired at the beginning of each semester. For more information about earning your Federal Work-Study funds through Emory Reads employment, please contact us.