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Afterschool Language and Culture Program

The Einaudi Center’s Afterschool Language and Culture Program has introduced thousands of children in Upstate New York to world languages and cultures. Volunteers from Cornell and surrounding communities who speak foreign languages provide fun ways for K–12 students to learn about and engage with our increasingly interconnected world.

Volunteer reading book to students

In past years, program volunteers have taught in Tagalog, Mandarin, Spanish, and Hindi. 

The program is managed by the South Asia Program and Southeast Asia Program with Title VI funding from the U.S. Department of Education. The program’s reach is extended to rural and underserved schools by our partnership with the Cornell Public Service Center.

Featured Volunteer: Sahana Natesan ’19

Video: Afterschool students sing a Hindi song

Apply to Volunteer 

Will you share your culture or language? Native and proficient non-native speakers are welcome. We encourage students, faculty, staff, and community members to volunteer! 


Questions? Email the Einaudi Center’s outreach coordinator.