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Improving Literacy in the District
About DC Reads
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.
Be a part of the solution by tutoring elementary school students to help them succeed in the classroom and beyond! This is a semester or year-long commitment available to volunteers and to those who are eligible for Federal Work-Study.
Apply to Be a DC Reads Tutor
In partnership with DC Public Schools and community-based organizations, GW DC Reads is committed to providing quality on-site, one-on-one or group tutoring for K-8 students in Washington, DC. Tutors build literacy and math skills with students while fostering meaningful relationships.
To learn more about the specific community-based organizations and schools with which we work, please refer to the 'DC Reads Community' tab on the left side-bar.