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Mission Statement

Our mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.


Reading Partners is a nonprofit organization that provides literacy intervention programs at Title 1 elementary schools. At each school, our program transforms a classroom into a Reading Center, and recruits community volunteers to serve as one-on-one tutors for students learning to read.

Currently, Reading Partners serves hundreds of elementary school sites nationwide, including California, Colorado, Texas, Maryland, Washington, Washington DC, Minnesota, Oklahoma, South Carolina and New York.

Volunteers work with one student for at least one semester, using a highly structured, evidence-based curriculum. No previous experience is required, as all initial training and ongoing support is provided by a Reading Partners team member, who supervises volunteers and acts as the link between our program and the school.




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Average Review 28 reviews

Would you recommend Reading Partners?

by Gloria S. (February 16, 2018)
Unfortunately, this does not fit well with my schedule. I can only help on weekends.
by Jovita S. from San Francisco, CA (April 1, 2017)
I've been volunteering at this location for almost four years now and it's changed my life. The coordinators are so organized and simply amazing to work with. Watching these students learn is by far the most rewarding thing I've done in my life. If you're looking for a great way to make an impact on your community, this is a fabulous way to do so.
by F B. from MD (December 22, 2016)
Excellent program! This is my second year with RP. Very well organized at my location. Site coordinators are helpful and clearly committed to helping kids succeed.
by Elizabeth B. from Sacramento, CA (November 12, 2016)
Reading is a passion of mine and I want to share my abilities in order to inspire youth to become literate. Hopefully they'll become excited about reading; a hobby which can expand their views of the world and allow them to enter exciting places of fantasies and mysteries, as well as learn history and imagine a better future. I think it's a wonderful opportunity to gift a child with a life long interest and ability to read.
by Arielle R. from Tarzana, CA (January 7, 2015)
This is a great organization that really cares about improving the reading skills of children! I feel as if I'm a part of something that is really making a difference. I'm glad a program like Reading Partners exists. They treat their volunteers very well.