Social Outreach

Everyone deserves access to great education, so we aim to expand our influence beyond the walls into our community at large. We strive to provide equal access to all students through our work with community groups that serve low-income students and first-generation college applicants.


January  2024 Tutoring Hours Challenge

What is the Fund Drive?
For every hour of tutoring in January AJ will donate $1 to our Social Outreach Programs up to $16,000.  We will also be accepting donations from clients and colleagues up to $6000.

What will the money be used for?
Our Social Outreach budget allows us to partner with groups such as Peninsula Bridge, Boys and Girls and Club, and Breakthrough Collaborative to provide free or low-cost top-quality instruction to students in underserved communities

If you would like to donate you can do so here: Donation form

Raising the bar

We are proud to partner with the local community to provide free or reduced-cost academic and test prep tutoring to students of all backgrounds


In 2018 we worked with over 1000 students on a pro-bono or reduced-cost basis.


We partnered with 18 non-profit organizations to provide top-quality instruction to underserved communities.


Our team spent 1400 hours volunteering in the local community. In 2018, 45% of AJ team members participated in our company-sponsored volunteer projects.


Through our outreach efforts, we have partnered with local nonprofits and school groups in order to provide:

  • SAT/ACT prep classes
  • High School Entrance Exam Classes
  • Academic Homework Help
  • Seminars on navigating the test-taking process
  • Seminars on Study Skills
  • Teacher Trainings
  • Student scholarships
  • Support of local community service efforts

Get to know a few of our partners

Peninsula Bridge

Mission: To support underserved, highly-motivated middle school, high school and college scholars in a comprehensive 12-year program with year-round academic and social-emotional support 

Learn more here

Scholar Match

Mission: To make college possible for underserved youth, from application all the way to college graduation.

Learn more here

Foundation for a College Education

Mission: to increase the number of students of color from East Palo Alto and similar communities who graduate from a four-year college or university.

Learn more here

Boys & Girls Clubs of the Peninsula

Mission: to provide the low-income youth of our community with the opportunities they need to achieve school success.

Learn more here

Breakthrough Silicon Valley

Mission: to Increase academic opportunity for highly motivated, underserved students and get them into college ready to succeed, and to inspire and develop the next generation of teachers and educational leaders.

Learn more here

Yours in Soccer

Mission: to empower exceptional scholar athletes from underserved communities by leveraging the potential of sports to realize their college dreams.

Learn more here


Mission: to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society

Learn more here


Mission: Help Refugees Across All Ethnicities And Faiths Become Independent, Constructive Citizens. 

Learn more here

Future Partnerships

We are always looking for new partners in the community. For more information, please contact our Director of Social Outreach at


“AJ Tutoring has tremendously supported our students to increase their SAT test scores over the past few years. Our students enjoy working with their AJ tutor and they receive outstanding services from the SAT experts!”

Josue Castellon, Foundation for a College Education


“AJ Tutoring has been so incredibly helpful and accommodating for our students. Many of our students rely heavily on this extra support in order to be able to succeed on standardized tests. AJ Tutoring has provided them with an incredible opportunity that they would not otherwise have, to prepare for this difficult and high stakes test.”

Van Anh Tran, Summit Public Schools: Rainier


“The strategies employed with my students yielded immediately beneficial results that made answering test questions more efficient and more accurate. The tutor was personable, professional, and prepared.”

Erik Migdail, Carlmont High School AVID Teacher

For questions and further information, you may contact Merylynn Valencia, Social Outreach Director.

650-331-3251 ext 688
Peninsula Main Phone Number (650) 331-3251
Free Consultation