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SitStayRead's mission is to improve literacy skills and foster a love of learning in at-risk children throughout Chicago.
ABOUT SITSTAYREAD Founded in 2003, SitStayRead is the leading dog-assisted literacy organization in the United Stated that bridges the achievement gap in low-income Chicago Public Schools and local community centers by our teams of Volunteers and certified reading assistance dogs. PROGRAM CURRICULUM Each grade, first through fourth, has a customized curriculum designed with the University of Illinois at Chicago Center for Literacy. Our literacy cirriculum revolves around a reading and writing program tailored to fit the needs of each individual grade level. And the best part? We get the dogs involved! PROGRAM LOCATIONS Since its inception, SitStayRead has grown to serve 6,202 students in Chicago's public schools and community centers. Our curriculum comes to life in the East Garfield Park, East Rogers Park, Fuller Park, Humboldt Park, Cabrini Green, Near South, North Lawndale, and West Town neighborhoods.