DC Reads

DC Reads
Improving Literacy in the District

Did you know that almost 30% of third grade children do not pass standardized reading tests in DC? As adults, 36 % of DC residents function at the lowest level of literacy - functional illiteracy. 

The DC Reads Program is committed to meeting this challenge by providing quality tutoring for children in need.  We work with DC Public Schools, and community-based organizations to support literacy in Washington, DC.  DC Reads provides on-site, 1-2 hour tutoring sessions in public schools and community-based organizations. The goal of DC Reads is to improve the reading proficiency of all elementary students.

If you have questions about become a DC Reads tutor, please contact Emily Penprase for more details at epenpra@gwu.edu or at (202) 994-5745

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