"I watched as some of our struggling students met with success due in part to this wonderful team."

Principal Veronica Wilkie,

Brandywood Elementary

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Reading Assist Fall 2018 Update

October 2018

Learn about what Reading Assist is up to this Fall

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VIDEO: Intense literacy program changing lives in New Castle schools

DelawareOnline, October 2017

Reading Assist Intervention Corps members spend 45 minutes a day, five days a week with students like Bowers teaching the “mechanics of reading" to children who struggle to connect letters and their related sounds, impairing their ability to "decode” words and read fluently.

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About half of Delaware's third-graders struggle to read

The News Journal, October 2017

Jayden Bowers is a third-grader at New Castle Elementary School. He has to sound out a lot of words before he can recognize them. He's making progress every day with the help of one-on-one tutors from Reading Assist, a nonprofit dedicated to teaching the foundations of reading to struggling students.

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WSFS Foundation Awards $25,000 Grant to Reading Assist

Delaware Business Now, June 2016

“The WSFS Foundation is honored to support RAI; together we will innovate, drive change and build dreams to strengthen the communities we serve." - Vernita Dorsey, vice president and director of community strategy

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Reading Assist Institute Launches Pilot Program

Colonial Reporter, January 2016

"Like any principal, Doug Timm is concerned about all of his students at Carrie Downie Elementary School, but thanks to a new pilot program he can scratch one of his top worries off of his list … struggling readers."

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Reading Assist Institute Helps Delaware Kids

NBC10, December 2015

Reading Assist Institute, in Delaware, is a winner of the 21st Century Solutions challenge, which is a program which gives grant money to non-profits making a difference in the community. NBC10’s Rosemary Connors reports.

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Reading Assist wins $25,000 21st Century Solutions grant

November 2015

Reading Assist Institute will receive $25,000 from NBC10/WCAU and Telemundo62/WWSI, in partnership with the NBCUniversal Foundation, as one of the three winners of the “21st Century Solutions” grant challenge in the Philadelphia area.

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Mid-Del Charitable Foundation awards 2015 grant to Reading Assist Institute

November 2015

“We know these organizations work hard to reach countless people in our community.” said Howell Wallace, president of the Mid-Del Charitable Foundation.

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Biz guru Jim Collins schools nonprofits

Delaware Business Times, October 2015

The Delaware Business Times covers the six nonprofits -- including the Hagley Museum and Library, the Latin American Community Center and Reading Assist -- who went through the Delaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement (DANA) "Good to Great" training this year.

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Students Receive Reading Help From AmeriCorps

September 2015

NBC10 joined us as the RAI Reading Corps received their AmeriCorps pins inside Carrie Downie Elementary School

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