Vassar College Urban Education Initiative
Founded in 2003, the Vassar College Urban Education Initiative (VCUEI) has been connecting Vassar College to the City of Poughkeepsie public school district with the purpose of increasing educational opportunity for public school students in Kindergarten through 12th grade and to foster a connection between Vassar and its immediate community. Programming will serve students from ages 5 to 18, as well as parents, teachers and other adults. Each semester, VCUEI recruits more than 120 Vassar students to staff programs and provides mentoring and tutoring with various subject matters. The students are from all spectrums of the campus; reflecting the rich diversity of the Vassar student body, VCUEI is committed to embracing an inclusive and enriching climate.