Reading Partners is a national education nonprofit organization that works with Title I elementary schools to support students who are reading six months to two-and-a-half years below grade-level. Reading Partners recruits and trains community volunteers to deliver a highly effective, research-validated curriculum that has helped thousands of children master the fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

In the 2013-14 school year, Reading Partners’ volunteer tutors gave over 166,000 hours of community service to support our students nationwide.

2014-15 DALLAS BY THE NUMBERS

Reading Centers: 18

Students Served: 770

Community Volunteers: 1,080

2014-15 DALLAS SCHOOLS

Bayles Elementary School

Charles Rice Learning Center

Eduardo Mata Elementary School

Edward Titche Elementary School

Elisha M. Pease Elementary School

George W. Truett Elementary School

J.W. Ray Learning Center

Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School

Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center

Lee A. McShan Junior Elementary School

Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Learning Center

Oran M. Roberts Elementary School

Roger Q. Mills Elementary School

Stephen C. Foster Elementary School

Sudie L. Williams Elementary School

Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School

W.W. Bushman Elementary School

DALLAS REGIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Millicent Boykin

Tamika Brunetti

Jennifer Chandler

Carl Dorvil

Laura Elcock

Shannon Gilliland

Val Haskell

Dustin Marshall

Robert Rogers

Aleta Stampley, Board Chair

Whitney Strauss

De’Edra S. Williams

Trisha Windham

Major Supporters

Boone Family Foundation

Communities Foundation of Texas

Esping Family Foundation

Harold Simmons Foundation

Meadows Foundation

Serena Connelly Texas Instruments

The Elizabeth T. Robinson Fund of the Dallas Foundation

The George and Fay Young Foundation

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

OneStar Foundation

contact us

Kaitlin Guthrow Executive Director, Dallas

2910 Swiss Avenue

Dallas, TX 75204

(214) 821-4500

Email Reading Partners

www.readingpartners.org

Reading Partners Dallas

While Dallas is home to several large corporations and enjoys a robust local economy, the Dallas Metropolitan area is near the top of the list of large  US  cities with significant and troubling income disparity among its citizens. Within the Dallas Independent School District, an overwhelming  majority  of  students-nearly 9 out of 10-qualifies for free or reduced price  lunch.  And  in  2011,  89%  of  DISD’s fourth graders from low-income families were not reading at grade level.

Reading Partners is excited to be part of a community-wide movement to equip students with the reading skills they need to succeed both in school and in life. Aided by strong partnerships with Dallas ISD, the United Way of

Metropolitan Dallas, Commit!, and other key community partners, we’re working to ensure that all students in Dallas-no matter their background-have the opportunity to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.

” The Reading Partners program is an integral component to improving the reading success of our students by providing reading interventions beyond the classroom. Additionally, our students are exposed to excellent role models that build positive relationships with our students.” – Principal, Roger Q. Mills Elementary School




The Challenge is significant.

In Dallas, 9 out of 10 fourth graders from low-income families cannot read at grade level.

Strong reading skills are essential.

Children who cannot read proficiently by the fourth grade are four times less likely to graduate on time-hindering their chances to succeed in college, career, and life.

Reading partners works.

Equipped with an easy-to-use, highly effective curriculum, Reading Partners’ tutors have helped thousands of students become strong, confident readers.


Our impact in dallas

Reading Partners is dedicated to ensuring that each student gains the critical reading skills they need to prepare them for academic, social, and civic success. Therefore, monitoring and evalu- ation are core to the Reading Partners model. In Dallas, during the 2013-14 school year:

  • 85% of our students increased their monthly rates of learning.
  • 99% of teachers who responded feel that Reading Partners was valuable to their school.
  • 81% of general academic behaviors improved in the classroom while enrolled in Reading Partners, as indicated by classroom
  • 94% of tutors were satisfied with their volunteer
  • 100% of principals noted school-wide progress in

Rates of learning

Before enrollment last year, Reading Partners students’ gained an average of only 0.6 months of reading skills for every month in the classroom. By the end of a year with Reading Partners, our students gained an average of 1.7  months  of  reading  skills  per  month-more  than  doubling  their  rate of  learning.

Months of Reading Skills Gained per Month of Instruction

organizational growth

Reading Partners Dallas

While Dallas is home to several large corporations and enjoys a robust local economy, the Dallas Metropolitan area is near the top of the list of large  US  cities with significant and troubling income disparity among its citizens. Within the Dallas Independent School District, an overwhelming  majority  of  students-nearly 9 out of 10-qualifies for free or reduced price  lunch.  And  in  2011,  89%  of  DISD’s fourth graders from low-income families were not reading at grade level.

Reading Partners is excited to be part of a community-wide movement to equip students with the reading skills they need to succeed both in school and in life. Aided by strong partnerships with Dallas ISD, the United Way of

Metropolitan Dallas, Commit!, and other key community partners, we’re working to ensure that all students in Dallas-no matter their background-have the opportunity to lead happy, healthy and successful lives.

” The Reading Partners program is an integral component to improving the reading success of our students by providing reading interventions beyond the classroom. Additionally, our students are exposed to excellent role models that build positive relationships with our students.” – Principal, Roger Q. Mills Elementary School


The Challenge is significant.

In Dallas, 9 out of 10 fourth graders from low-income families cannot read at grade level.

Strong reading skills are essential.

Children who cannot read proficiently by the fourth grade are four times less likely to graduate on time-hindering their chances to succeed in college, career, and life.

Reading partners works.

Equipped with an easy-to-use, highly effective curriculum, Reading Partners’ tutors have helped thousands of students become strong, confident readers.


Our impact in dallas

Reading Partners is dedicated to ensuring that each student gains the critical reading skills they need to prepare them for academic, social, and civic success. Therefore, monitoring and evalu- ation are core to the Reading Partners model. In Dallas, during the 2013-14 school year:

  • 85% of our students increased their monthly rates of learning.
  • 99% of teachers who responded feel that Reading Partners was valuable to their school.
  • 81% of general academic behaviors improved in the classroom while enrolled in Reading Partners, as indicated by classroom
  • 94% of tutors were satisfied with their volunteer
  • 100% of principals noted school-wide progress in

Rates of learning

Before enrollment last year, Reading Partners students’ gained an average of only 0.6 months of reading skills for every month in the classroom. By the end of a year with Reading Partners, our students gained an average of 1.7  months  of  reading  skills  per  month-more  than  doubling  their  rate of  learning.

Months of Reading Skills Gained per Month of Instruction

organizational growth

2014-15 DALLAS BY THE NUMBERS

Reading Centers: 18

Students Served: 770

Community Volunteers: 1,080

2014-15 DALLAS SCHOOLS

Bayles Elementary School

Charles Rice Learning Center

Eduardo Mata Elementary School

Edward Titche Elementary School

Elisha M. Pease Elementary School

George W. Truett Elementary School

J.W. Ray Learning Center

Jack Lowe Sr. Elementary School

Joseph J. Rhoads Learning Center

Lee A. McShan Junior Elementary School

Lorenzo De Zavala Elementary School

Martin Luther King, Jr. Learning Center

Oran M. Roberts Elementary School

Roger Q. Mills Elementary School

Stephen C. Foster Elementary School

Sudie L. Williams Elementary School

Thomas L. Marsalis Elementary School

W.W. Bushman Elementary School

DALLAS REGIONAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Millicent Boykin

Tamika Brunetti

Jennifer Chandler

Carl Dorvil

Laura Elcock

Shannon Gilliland

Val Haskell

Dustin Marshall

Robert Rogers

Aleta Stampley, Board Chair

Whitney Strauss

De’Edra S. Williams

Trisha Windham

Major Supporters

Boone Family Foundation

Communities Foundation of Texas

Esping Family Foundation

Harold Simmons Foundation

Meadows Foundation

Serena Connelly Texas Instruments

The Elizabeth T. Robinson Fund of the Dallas Foundation

The George and Fay Young Foundation

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas

OneStar Foundation

contact us

Kaitlin Guthrow Executive Director, Dallas

2910 Swiss Avenue

Dallas, TX 75204

(214) 821-4500

Email Reading Partners

www.readingpartners.org