Our Humble Beginnings
Founded by Dominican Sisters Marie McBride and Elaine Robbins, AFCAAM - the Africa Caribbean American Center - recruits K-5 students from the Dunbar and Harlem Heights communities who would benefit from additional reading and mentoring services. AFCAAM students come from all ethnic, cultural and family backgrounds. K-5 students are placed in small classrooms (normally 10 students or less) where they receive 300 hours of group and 1-on-1 reading tutelage per year. The only requirement for enrollment are students who are eager to improve their reading and parents who remain committed to their child’s love of reading. Read more about us here.