For the first time ever, Reading Assist extended its daily, high-dosage tutoring program this summer to almost 500 struggling readers across Delaware. After just four and a half weeks of reading intervention, students made incredible gains, with 86% showing growth. We trained and placed 75 tutors in 15 schools to work one-on-one with students as
Reading Assist extends a warm welcome to two new board members, James Boyd and Matt Sullivan. About James Boyd: James is a wealth management advisor at Van Buren Financial Group. Prior to joining Van Buren, he spent six years with FS Investments and two years at J.P. Morgan. He has also been serving in the
Despite a mostly virtual instructional year, Reading Assist students made incredible strides. We welcomed our largest cohort of Reading Assist Fellows to date to serve, and they adapted as schedules changed and children shifted from virtual to hybrid learning. Learn more about our students' progress in our 2020-21 Impact Report. Even bigger things are in
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.