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Everybody Wins! USA

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Causes: Children & Youth, Education, Educational Services, Philanthropy, Voluntarism Promotion, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Everybody Wins! is a national children’s literacy and mentoring nonprofit proven to build the skills and love of reading among low-income and at-risk elementary students. By bringing volunteer mentors into schools for weekly one-on-one lunchtime reading experiences called Power Lunch, everybody wins! - children, schools, volunteers, their companies and ultimately, society.”

Results: This past school year, Everybody Wins! affiliates served over 12,000 children at 184 schools, including 7,885 Power Lunch mentors from more than 600 organizations.

Target demographics: low-income & at-risk elementary school children

Direct beneficiaries per year: 20,000

Geographic areas served: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Des Moines, Hartford, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York City, Providence, Stamford, Vermont, Washington, DC

Programs: Power Lunch, Readers are Leaders, Story Time, EW Book Clubs

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

Unfortunately, I don't live close enough to a city served by Everybody Wins! in order to be a reading mentor. I have, however, followed the work this organization does in the communities in which it serves. I've donated books to the DC chapter and have donated books to their online auction. Everybody Wins! is dedicated to serving children, as well as being an important voice in raising awareness of literacy issues.


Rating: 5

I met National Executive Director Rich Greif through Twitter (social media works!). As a passionate supporter of literacy efforts, I can not say enough good about the important work Everybody Wins! is doing. All the people I've met in this organization are fired up about what they're doing too. Reaching out to children and helping them become readers early on is so fundamental in increasing education. Do you realize the overall positive impact on society when more citizens are literate? It is HUGE!