Read Alliance

Read Alliance helps to shrink the achievement gap by pairing early elementary children with high school students trained to provide one-to-one tutoring in foundational reading skills.

MFF funding helps to elevate RA’s existing connection with its hundreds of high school reading tutors through dedicated new programming focusing on college and career readiness.

“All that I hope to do throughout my life is help those around me and Read Alliance has helped give me a platform to grow as a person, develop skills in the working field, and truly nurture my love for the work I do. I had never been in a position of leadership, so knowing what I needed to say and do to command respect while also being a very compassionate and understanding person was a balancing act at first…but with the support and guidance of Read Alliance…it feels less like a chore and more like an honor. I’ve grown professionally because I now know what workplace etiquette is and I’ve learned more about myself... Not only have I gained amazing skills such as code-switching, organization, and a general ability to meet and converse with new people, but I have also learned more about myself and my love for reading, teaching, and kids.”