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Mission Statement

To build a sustainable, volunteer-driven tutoring program at Emerson Elementary, a K-5 school in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle. We work with students to develop literacy skills including phonics, fluency, and comprehension. Our goal is to move lower readers up to or beyond grade level in 8 to 10 weeks.

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The Washington Reading Corps (WRC) is a statewide service program. Through the Washington Reading Corps, AmeriCorps members provide direct daily tutoring and full-time VISTA members help school communities to harness the talent and energies of parents and community members as volunteer tutors.

Last school year, WRC schools statewide recruited more than 11,000 volunteers who tutored over 25,000 students, contributing to impressive gains in statewide reading tests.

The mission of the Washington Reading Corps is to improve reading abilities of K-6 students across Washington State. This is achieved through research-based tutoring of struggling readers and effective collaborations among schools, families, community members, National Service, businesses and state partners.

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