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. 

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 SMARTDC Tutor

In partnership with DC Public Schools and community-based organizations, GW SMARTDC 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.

For more information, contact us at You can learn more about GW SMARTDC here.