Make a Difference
In the early 90's, Riverside's Eastside community was plagued with crime, poverty and violence. The University Eastside Community Collaborative (UECC) was formed in 1994 to provide mentorship to students who need the support that will lead them to success in school. UECC mentors improve the lives of youth in the Eastside of Riverside by providing tutoring and a welcoming after school environment.
Each year, 80 college students become yearl-long mentors and tutors for students in the eastside of Riverside. While providing academic assistance in Math and English Languagee Arts, these college students serve in 8 schools, grades K-12, as positive role models. UECC offers tutoring to students who need it the most in the City of Riverside and an opportunity for college students to serve their community.
The UECC strives to improve the lives of youth in the Eastside of Riverside by providing academic assistance in their schools, providing a safe and welcoming after-school environment, and engaging Eastside residents in service to their community.