D.C. Reads is a tutoring program for low-income children in the first through third grades who are not reading at grade level. D.C. Reads began in 1997 as a local response to the America Reads Challenge, a literacy initiative established to improve reading proficiency for all elementary students. America Reads Challenge allowed university students who are eligible for financial aid to receive work study funds to tutor children in various levels of literacy engagement.
D.C. Reads seeks to combat DC educational inequalities by tutoring mentoring and engaging students in challenging environments. In doing so, D.C. Reads fosters relationships among elementary youth, college students, families and community by increasing knowledge of the larger social justice issues that surround education.
Tutor, Mentor and Advocate for Children in Ward 7 and Educational Equity in DC
Coming Soon: 2013 Tutor Application
Please check back for the 2013 tutor application. Tutors will be accepted on a rolling basis.