Reading Partners' mission is to expand the life opportunities of children in low-income communities by empowering them with strong literacy skills.
Reading Partners is a nonprofit organization that provides literacy intervention programs at elementary schools in low-income communities. At each school, our program transforms a classroom into a Reading Center, and recruits community volunteers from all walks of life to serve as one-on-one tutors for students who are reading below grade level.
Currently, Reading Partners serves 101 elementary school sites nationwide, in California, Colorado, Texas, Maryland, Washington DC, and New York.
Volunteers work with one student for at least one semester, using a highly structured curriculum that was developed in partnership with Stanford University. No previous experience is required, as all initial training and ongoing support is provided by a full-time staff Site Coordinator, who supervises volunteers and acts as the link between our program and the school.
Our theory of change holds that community involvement in traditionally underserved public schools is a critical component for student achievement and success. Reading Partners supports teachers and schools by providing structured, curriculum-based and results-oriented reading support to children who may otherwise not have an opportunity for individualized reading attention.
For more information about Reading Partners, please visit our website at: www.readingpartners.org.