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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 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 struggling student readers.

Currently, Reading Partners serves hundreds of elementary school sites nationwide, including California, Colorado, Texas, Maryland, Washington, Washington DC, Minnesota, Oklahoma, North Carolina, 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 full-time staff Site Coordinator, who supervises volunteers and acts as the link between our program and the school.




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Average Review 21 reviews

Would you recommend Reading Partners?

by F B. from MD (2016-12-22 07:44:16.0)
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 Jacqueline Cecile R. (2016-04-18 20:24:29.0)
I have been a reading partner to a 9 year old for the last 3 months and will continue doing this after summer break. It is very rewarding to read with a child and see their progress. Books open the doors to the world. Books are wisdom. As am mom myself I love being around children and as a Psych. Major I am planning to work with children and families in the future. Reading Partner's is wonderful.Every child is important and deserves a chance to succeed.
by Lakshmi G. from Ann Arbor, MI (2016-01-06 20:53:55.0)
I enjoyed this experience immensely. It was deeply fulfilling to partner with a child and help them in their discovery of learning. The quality of the experience depends on the quality of the site manager, and this has varied. Some site managers are less organized than others, but being given the opportunity to connect with and encourage a young reader is worth it!
by Arielle R. from Sherman Oaks, CA (2015-01-07 18:04:37.0)
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.
by Marshall R. (2013-05-15 07:48:27.0)
Excellent program. Great support, great kids, very rewarding!
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