DC Reads

DC Reads
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.

Should you have any questions about program opportunities, please contact Emily Penprase, epenpra@gwu.edu. You can learn more about GW DC Reads on our  Wordpress site.

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