History

1999: Three community leaders, Mary Wright Shaw, Molly McCrory, and Jean Bacigalupi launched a one-on-one tutoring program to help children who had fallen behind in reading at Belle Haven Community School in Menlo Park, CA in the Silicon Valley.

Yes reading logo2001: Our three founders recruited a dedicated group of volunteers to tutor students at their local elementary school. These volunteers quickly recognized the powerful effect of one-on-one attention and in 2001 YES Reading was incorporated as a 501(c)(3).

2002: YES Reading expands to second school site200 px Square logo

2004: First full-time executive director hired

2007: Program expands to serve schools in the Oakland/East Bay area

2008: YES Reading expands to serve San Francisco schools

2008: YES Reading renamed as Reading Partners

2008: Reading Partners expands to Los Angeles, CA

2009: Reading Partners begins serving students in Sacramento, CA

2010: Reading Partners awarded first AmeriCorps grantAmeriCorps-Logo

2010: Reading Partners expands to Washington, DC, our first expansion outside of CA

2011:  Reading Partners expands to New York City

2011: Reading Partners selected as Social Innovation Fund recipient

2012: Reading Partners expands to Baltimore, MD, Dallas, TX (January), and to Denver, CO (August)

2013: Reading Partners expands to Tulsa, OK and Charleston, SC

2013: Reading Partners adopts 2018 Strategic Plan

2014: MDRC randomized control trial proves Reading Partners is an effective intervention

2014: Reading Partners expands to serve students in Seattle, WA

2015: Reading Partners expands to serve students in Twin Cities, MN, Charlotte, NC

 

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