Reading Partners

Literacy unlocks opportunity.

Location | Othea: Opportunity Boards for High Schools
Oakland, California
User | Othea: Opportunity Boards for High Schools
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Reading Partners empowers community volunteers to provide one-on-one reading instruction to elementary school students reading below grade level to help them succeed in reading and in life. We are a national education nonprofit working with Title I elementary schools to support students who are reading six months to two-and-a-half years below grade level. Reading Partners recruits and trains more than 15,000 community volunteers, annually, to deliver a highly effective, research-validated curriculum.GOING TO SCALE• Reading Partners received a highly competitive growth investment from the Edna McConnell Clark Foundation and the Social Innovation Fund. Reading Partners is also managing a second Social Innovation Fund sub-grant supported by Mile High United Way in Colorado. • This investment helped Reading Partners grow from a few schools in California to over 160 schools across eight states and the District of Columbia. Throughout this growth, our student outcomes have remained consistently strong.NATIONAL SERVICEReading Partners is a proud partner with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). Our reading centers and outreach efforts are powered by 220 dedicated AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps VISTA volunteers, now outnumbering our full time staff. OUR IMPACTReading Partners is dedicated to ensuring that each student gains the critical reading skills they need to prepare them for academic, social, and civic success. That’s why monitoring and evaluation are core to the Reading Partners model. To learn more about our impact and third party evaluation, visit:

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