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Reading Partners joined the Seattle educational landscape in 2014, when we first began placing community volunteers in low-income schools to help kids master basic reading skills. Our one-on-one tutoring model empowers students to succeed in reading and in life by engaging community volunteers to provide individualized, personal attention to each student in our program.

Without strong literacy skills, students face ongoing challenges in their education. Today, in Washington state, 3 out of 4 fourth graders from low-income families are reading below proficiency for their grade level.

By partnering with parents, teachers, school and community leaders in Seattle, 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.

By The Numbers

  81% of K-2 Reading Partners students met or exceeded their primary literacy growth goal (2022-23)
8 Partner schools (2022-23)  
7,881 Total tutoring sessions (2022-23)
253 Students with 12+ sessions (2022-23)
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