April 12, 2021
StartEdUp Podcast | Adeola Whitney: REDI Leadership
Originally posted on StartEdUp Innovation
Adeola Whitney is the CEO of a national early literacy nonprofit, “Reading Partners” which is a New York Times-endorsed organization that mobilizes volunteer tutors across the country to work one-on-one with awe-inspiring students because they believe in educational equity and that early literacy is the key to success in school and beyond.
Last year on the heels of the pandemic, the nonprofit created Reading Partners Connects, a digital program to help support students in under-resourced schools reading below grade level. The innovative online program has allowed Reading Partners to continue to partner with schools and provide volunteer-led one-on-one literacy instruction to students in situations where school campuses are closed to volunteers or where students are in blended learning environments.