Barrio Assistance, or BA, is a literacy tutoring and mentoring program operating out of El Centro Chicano. Organized in 1971, it is the oldest, student-led, community service organization on Stanford’s campus. This family-oriented program provides tutoring and mentoring for elementary and junior high age Latino students from the East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park communities. The two Barrio Assistance programs combine weekly tutoring sessions with educational and recreational activities to create a fun and comfortable learning environment for tutors and tutees alike. Sessions happen from 11am-1pm on Saturdays.