Category Archives: Funding

2015 Innovations in Literacy Award

Washington, D.C. (May 6, 2015) – The National Book Foundation today announced that Reach Incorporated has been awarded the 2015 Innovations in Reading Prize. Reach improves youth literacy outcomes in Washington D.C. by training high school students, who are not thriving in school, to be elementary school reading tutors and children’s book authors. The award […]

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Big News!

REACH INCORPORATED RECEIVES THREE-YEAR, $300,000 GRANT FROM THE NORMAN R. AND RUTH RALES FOUNDATION TO SUPPORT THE GROWTH OF HIGHLY EFFECTIVE AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM Washington DC – May 13, 2015 – Reach Incorporated, a DC program that trains high school students to be elementary school tutors and children’s book authors, announces a three year, $300,000 investment […]

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Our 6th Birthday!

On April 3rd, Reach celebrated its 6th birthday. What? You didn’t get us anything? There’s still time! Here are six ways you can help Reach right now. 6) Like us on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram (@ReachInc)! 5) Encourage a local businessperson to attend our April 17th breakfast where he or she can […]

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You Gave. We’ll Give.

Last month, we launched a challenge. We challenged you to help us raise $75,000 during the month of December. We’re so proud to announce that we raised $97,080. With your generosity, we will be able to support our programs serving readers and leaders in DC schools. And, as promised, because you gave, we’ll give. We will […]

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Five New Books!

As elementary school reading tutors, our teens noticed that few children’s books reflect their realities. At Reach, we trust teens with real responsibility for things that matter to them. So, when confronted with this challenge, we did what seemed most appropriate: we had our teens write new books. Last summer, Reach published four children’s books. […]

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Teens Give Back 2

After weeks of research and practice, six groups of teens stepped up to the microphone last Tuesday night. Teens Give Back, part of Reach’s unique summer program, gives teens the opportunity to be community philanthropists. We give them $3,000. There’s one rule: they have to give it away to charities they select. Teens identify community […]

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Reason #1

Reason #1: Napresha, Jordan, and Za’Metria For the last 10 days, we have been revealing ten reasons to support Reach during DoMore24, a one-day local giving event that takes place June 19th! Today, we share Reason #1: At Reach, there is one honor above all others: The Hoodie. Reach tutors can earn promotions based on […]

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DoMore24: 10 Reasons to Give

#10) We have $20,000 in matching funds. One dollar from you = two dollars for Reach! #9) Your gift will support the second year of our unique summer program, during which 30 teens will author books, make grants to local nonprofits, visit colleges, and read challenging texts. #8) Throughout his life, Brandon has experienced many […]

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Channeling Mr. Toms

The return address caught my attention – it read United States Department of the Treasury. On that December morning, we opened that envelope first. At any nonprofit, the end of the year is an exciting time. Checks arrive with greater frequency than any other time of the year. But, when you get something from the […]

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Thank You.

On this first day of 2014, we want to say thank you to all who supported our work during 2013. It was an incredible year, and we’re very proud of all we accomplished. When Reach started, the budget for our first year was $96,000. We served 0 students in that first year. This  year, we […]

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