COOP • Community Outreach
and Opportunity Project

Amy James, Director
(315) 859-4016
(315) 859-4041 (fax)


ABC Tutors

Sarah Andrews '14
Hometown: San Jose, CA
Major: Psychology

"I wanted to start working at the ABC house after working with girls from the Utica area through the YWCA's Y Girls program. I loved working and developing relationships with all the girls, and I can't wait to use everything I've learned there and have new experiences at the ABC house with the boys. "


Carolina Geiger '14
Hometown: NY, New York
Major: Economics

"I am very excited to work at the ABC house next year! I have taught English in the slums of Rio de Janeiro for three summers and tutored the math SAT’s with Hamilton’s Let’s Get Ready program last year. Both were amazing experiences and I made great connections with everyone I worked with. I look forward to making new ones with the ABC house students ."

Julia Goldstein '12
Hometown: Livingston, NJ
Major: Mathematics



Ben Li '13
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Major: Mathematics and Economics

"The ABC house is a wonderful program and I am extremely eager to work with the students in the program next year.  In high school I tutored students in downtown Cleveland for the SAT’s and hopefully I can use those experiences this upcoming year. I had a great time working with those students and I also feel that I learned a lot about myself.  I am looking forward for the start of the school year and working with these amazing students."

Marla Marquez '14
Hometown: Miami, Florida
Major: Neuroscience

"I have been tutoring younger students since I was in elementary and therefore, have grown to love it.  I have great passion and dedication for it and enjoy getting to know the students on a personal level in order to customize the tutoring experience.  I understand how stressful and draining academics can be and I hope to make it easier on the students I tutor. "

Ricardo Welch '14
Hometown: New York, NY
Major: Psychology

"I can clearly remember the excitement and joy I felt upon receiving my acceptance into the A Better Chance Scholarship Program. Not only has ABC blessed me with a countless number of opportunities to pursue a better education, but as a tutor at the ABC house, I now realize that it has also instilled in me a strong sense of humility and generosity. ABC has, indeed, given me 'a better chance' in life, and I am proud of the fact that I can finally give back and show my appreciation."