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$50 provides two students with a collection of diverse books

$100 funds literacy support packets for two students and their families for a year

$500 provides a year of technology access for one student-tutor pair

$1500 sponsors a year of one-on-one tutoring for one student

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When Kids Learn to Read, They Gain a Skill for Life

Reading Partners believes in a more equitable future where all students have access to quality literacy education. When children have the opportunity to become strong readers, they build confidence across other subjects like math, science, and critical thinking—putting them on a path to achieving their future goals.

Making an Impact

Student Growth

85%

OF KINDERGARTEN THROUGH SECOND GRADE STUDENTS MASTERED KEY FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS NEEDED TO READ AT GRADE LEVEL

Despite historic educational disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Reading Partners students showed resilience and adaptability to continue learning with their tutors in new online environments. By year’s end, students made notable gains in reading.

Volunteer Tutoring

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TUTORING SESSIONS DELIVERED BY COMMUNITY TUTORS IN 2020-21

We harness the power of community volunteers to deliver individualized, evidence-based tutoring to students enrolled in the Reading Partners program. All tutors receive high-quality training to best support their students. In the 2020-21 year, tutors spent a total of 32,263 hours in training.

Book Distribution

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STUDENTS RECEIVED BOOKS THROUGH BOOK BACKPACK AND SPECIAL DISTRIBUTION EVENTS 2020-21

Increasing access to books and helping students build their personal libraries is vital for literacy development. Reading Partners offers consistent opportunities for students to take books with them after their tutoring sessions and at the end of the school year.

Family Engagement

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FAMILY ENGAGEMENT WORKSHOPS HOSTED BY READING PARTNERS IN 2020-21

Reading Partners hosts regular family engagement workshops with the primary goals of: (1) equipping families with tools and resources to support student learning outside of the classroom and (2) collaborating with families to identify the most effective ways Reading Partners can support their student’s learning. We also distributed nearly 1,500 student learning packets to practice literacy skills using materials found in the home and community.

Digital Learning

94%

OF TUTORING SESSIONS DELIVERED THROUGH READING PARTNERS CONNECTS ONLINE TUTORING PLATFORM IN 2020-21

We are committed to meeting students where they are, both physically and in their literacy development. During the 2020-21 school year, Reading Partners launched our first-ever online tutoring platform to ensure students and tutors could continue to meet in an online setting. In addition to online tutoring, Reading Partners provided free access to digital libraries for students, and free literacy tips and resources directly to families via text.

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    Create Fundraiser

    Set up your fundraising page for Reading Partners in celebration of a personal milestone or to show your support for early literacy.

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    Share with friends and family

    Once your fundraising page is set up, invite your friends and family to donate.

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    Make an Impact

    All donations to your fundraiser will directly support elementary students in becoming strong readers.

The Literacy Champions Society

Join a diverse community of supporters who contribute a significant personal investment to Reading Partners’ vision for a more equitable future where all children have the literacy support available to reach their full potential.

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Corporate Partnerships

Corporate partners can play a vital role at Reading Partners through values-driven partnerships that harness the talents and resources of their teams to increase and expand impact for our students.

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Other Ways to Give

  • Check or Phone

    To donate by phone, please call (510) 444-9800 (ext. 1104). If you reach our voicemail, please let us know the best time and number to reach you, and we’ll call you back as soon as possible.

    If you wish to mail a check, please make your check payable to Reading Partners and send it to the address below. Please include your name, mailing address, email, and phone number, so we can provide a tax receipt and express our gratitude for your support. If you’d like your gift to support our program in a specific region, please specify the region on your check’s memo line.

    Reading Partners
    Attn: Gift Processing
    638 3rd Street,
    Oakland, CA 94607

  • Electronic Fund Transfer or Wire

    Before sending a gift via electronic fund transfer (ACH) or wire, please complete the EFT/Wire Transfer Form below in order to notify us of your intention to donate. Then, initiate the wire transfer electronically or by mail with your bank. Our banking information is as follows:

    Bank Name: Union Bank
    Bank Address: 1970 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612

    Account Name: Reading Partners
    Account Number: 7831007195
    ABA/Routing Number: 122000496

    Organization Name: Reading Partners
    EIN: 77-0568469
    Address: 638 3rd Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    Phone: (510) 444-9800
    Contact: donate@readingpartners.org

    Please note: Your contact information and special instructions for your gift are not directly forwarded by your bank. The EFT/Wire Transfer Form allows us to thank you for your generous support and direct your gift appropriately. If you prefer, you can instead email us at donate@readingpartners.org or call (510) 444-9800 (ext. 1104) to provide this information.

  • Stock

    Before sending a stock gift, please complete the Stock Transfer Form below in order to notify us of your intention to donate. Then, initiate the wire transfer electronically or by mail with your brokerage firm. Please also include a Reference/Memo in your DTC stock transfer that includes the donor name. Our brokerage information is as follows:

    Financial Institution: TD Ameritrade
    DTC #: 0188
    Account #: 779997687
    Name on Account: YES READING
    ATTN: Swati Kapadia

    Organization Name: Reading Partners
    EIN: 77-0568469
    Address: 638 3rd Street, Oakland, CA 94607
    Phone: (510) 444-9800
    Contact: donate@readingpartners.org

    Please note: Your contact information and special instructions for your gift are not directly forwarded by your bank. The stock transfer form allows us to thank you for your generous support and direct your gift appropriately. If you prefer, you can instead email us at donate@readingpartners.org or call (510) 444-9800 (ext. 1104), to provide this information.

  • Donor Advised Fund

    Reading Partners is happy to accept recommended gifts from your Donor Advised Fund. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization, making a recommended gift is easy. Please click here or answer the questions below and click “Next” to start the process, or contact your financial advisor. Our tax ID # is 77-0568469 for your reference. 


  • Legacy Giving

    When you update your succession plans, please consider joining our Lifelong Learners Circle legacy giving program by naming Reading Partners as a beneficiary to your estate or retirement plan, or by starting a charitable IRA rollover. With this gift intention, you will create a legacy of giving that will make a significant impact for future generations of readers.

    Please contact the national director of major gifts at donate@readingpartners.org or visit our Lifelong Learners Circle page to learn more.

  • Matching Gifts and Workplace Giving

    You can double your donation through matching gift programs or workplace giving programs. When you make a donation using the links at the top of this web page, you will have the ability to search for your company to see if your gift is eligible for an employer match.

    If you volunteer with Reading Partners, your company may also offer a program that provides financial contributions for hours served. Please contact the appropriate department at your company for more information.

“If you in any way want to give back—not only to your community, but to the world—I would so recommend Reading Partners.”

– Brenda Guy, Principal at San Miguel Elementary

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