Reach Incorporated

We hire and train older students to help younger students learn to read.

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our program, our tutors and our success.


85% of DC public school students do not read at grade level when they enter 9th grade. These problems develop early; proficiency by 3rd grade is critically important.

Some may see two challenges. We see one solution.

Reach Incorporated uses an innovative, three-pronged model:

  • Training: Two days each week, teachers guide our adolescent tutors in preparing lesson plans grounded in the core components of literacy development.
  • Tutoring: On two alternating days, our tutors provide reading instruction to elementary school students in need of support.
  • Compensation: Our tutors are paid for program participation and can earn raises based on performance in and after school.

Reach Incorporated is a 2011 winner of the prestigious Echoing Green Fellowship, an honor bestowed upon the most promising early-stage social innovations in the world. The organization was also recently named the winner of the 2013 Lehrman Foundation Impact Award.

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