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Students who want help are matched with a tutor, Jiang explained. There are no barriers to accessing a tutor or online classes, she said.
Jiang now serves as president of the organization and Lin is about to start college this fall.
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The organization also reaches out to underserved and immigrant communities, recently partnering with the Paterson Board of Education, Fort Lee Chinese American Community Association and Fort Lee Korean American Association in New Jersey. Fort Lee is a borough thats over 40% Asian American, and Paterson is a multiracial city.
Paterson resident Mayelis Guzman Taveras credits the organization with helping her third-grade daughter Lizmariee Martinez.
I really like how the World Anchor helped my kid, she said. They really help her understand everything. She learned how to read the clock, how to understand reading and book.
One World Anchor serves diverse students in different geographic areas, Jiang said. The student volunteer tutors are mostly Asian American as theres a large population of Asian American students at Bergen County Academies and her hometown of Fort Lee, Jiang said. But the services and the students that are helped are from all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Through word of mouth and social media, One World Anchor has grown exponentially since its founding, expanding courses to include coding and music and providing over 4,000 hours of lessons over the course of three years.
Im hoping to spread One World Anchor to more states,” Jiang said.
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