Reading Partners

Rating: 4.91 stars   32 reviews


180 Grand Avenue Suite 800 Oakland CA 94612 USA


We envision a future in which all children in this nation have the reading skills they need to reach their full potential. Reading Partners is committed to helping children become lifelong readers by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction with measurable results.


Reading Partners is focused on data and results. We are dedicated to ensuring that every investment made in the success of our students leads to a measurable increase in reading skills. During the 2011-12 school year: • 89% of students accelerated their progress in reading. • 73% of students ended the year closer to grade level than when they started school. • 78% of students who began the year with low self-confidence demonstrated increased confidence by year’s end. • 97% of principals noted school-wide progress in reading.

Target demographics:

students who are reading six months to two-and-a-half years below grade level

Geographic areas served:

low-income schools across the country


We recruit and train community volunteers to work one-on-one with students by following a structured, research-based curriculum.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Reading Partners stands out amongst a vanguard of nonprofits working to eliminate the literacy achievement gap. Their scalable program is opening opportunities for thousands of students across the country. An investment in Reading Partners goes a long way -- students more than double their rate of learning while in the program which sets them up for success in school and life.

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