When Delaware schools closed in March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reading Assist quickly pivoted so our fellows could continue to provide reading intervention to their students online. A virtual spring gave way to a virtual 2020-21 school year, and we weren’t sure what that would mean for our students and their
We are so excited to unveil our brand-new look! We’ve revamped our brand identity and website to better reflect the organization we are today, and further support the Reading Assist Fellows, students, partner schools, and stakeholders we serve through our reading intervention program. Reading Assist is working diligently to expand our evidence-based reading program throughout Delaware. We
Despite school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Reading Assist made significant strides toward our three-year strategic plan goals to extend our reach throughout the state and serve more children during the 2019-20 school year.
Reading Assist is proud to receive national recognition for its accredited AmeriCorps program. In a highly competitive year, our program is one of only two programs in Delaware that qualified for direct federal AmeriCorps funding. The Corporation for National and Community Service found strong evidence that our intervention model is yielding positive results for our
Opinion Delaware Online: Reading Assist Executive Director Caroline O’Neal explains why early reading intervention is the key to developing successful readers.
Delaware Online -- 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.
The News Journal -- 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.
Delaware Business Now -- “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
NBC10 -- 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.