New York City
Reading Partners has been a part of the New York educational landscape since 2011, when we first began placing community volunteers in public schools to help kids master basic reading skills. Our one-on-one tutoring empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by providing personal attention to each student in our program.
The largest city in the nation, New York City celebrates diversity and culture. Yet, four in five New York City students are not reading at grade level by the 4th grade. The foundational reading skills achieved through our program equip our students to be successful in any classroom for the rest of their educational career.
We believe that all children deserve the opportunity to succeed. Partnering with AmeriCorps, New York community members, education funders including The Pinkerton Foundation, Focusing Philanthropy, the Gray Foundation, and leaders from across our local school district, we’re working toward a future where every child has the individualized support they need to become strong readers and lifelong learners.
Facing a school year of uncertainty due to COVID-19 in 2020-21, Reading Partners collaborated with teachers and school leaders to meet students’ learning needs, including creating an innovative online tutoring program that can be used to support students when in-person tutoring is not an option. Reading Partners will also continue to invest in family engagement programs and race equity, diversity, and inclusion training for volunteers, staff, and AmeriCorps members to ensure that we are thoroughly supporting students and communities as we emerge from the pandemic and well into the future.
Explore Reading Partners’ impact in New York:
- 2020-21 impact & innovation report: Full year impacted by COVID-19
- 2019-20 impact & innovation report: Tutoring shortened by COVID-19
- 2018-19 impact report: Last full year of student progress results
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