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Read Alliance

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Education & Literacy


160 Broadway, 8th Floor East BuildingNew York, NY 10038 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Founded on a commitment to educational equity and youth leadership, Read Alliance [READ] works to accelerate the educational trajectory of early elementary students through the power of teens who provide one-to-one literacy tutoring in under-resourced communities.


Read Alliance utilizes more than 20 years of experience to deliver programming in the early literacy intervention and youth development and workforce readiness spaces. Our dual impact model serves two important populations: young children striving to read and teens. Our model addresses the achievement gap for low-income early elementary students while engaging teens in serving their communities as paid reading tutors. Since 2000, Read Alliance has employed more than 15,000 high school youth providing over 18,000 K-2nd grade students with one-to-one reading tutoring in low-income neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. 

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