Reading Assist Fellows serve in Wilmington- and Dover-area elementary schools, providing one-on-one reading instruction to students in kindergarten through third grade who face significant reading challenges. Fellows teach foundational reading skills to students who might never learn to read through traditional classroom education.
Fellows are trained to be certified dyslexia practitioners, and teach at-risk, struggling readers in grades K-3. Fellows work with up to 8 students (4 students for part-time fellows) for 45 minutes each day and meet with an experienced coach every week for support and feedback.
The Reading Assist Fellowship, an AmeriCorps program, requires 1,200 service hours to be completed between August 9, 2021-June 10, 2022.
Fellows start in August with five weeks of graduate-level training and then are embedded into low-income elementary schools in Delaware. Fellows transform the lives of students who may have dyslexia or other reading disorders.
Reading Assist is a US tax-exempt 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization (Tax ID Number: 51-0317415). Your gift is tax-deductible as allowed by law.
Reading Assist continues to adjust its response to COVID-19 based on guidance from local health officials, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and partner schools.
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In response to continuing school closures due to the pandemic, we have adapted our program so we can provide remote one-on-one intervention to students and training to educators.
At Reading Assist, we believe diversity of thought and ideas makes our work stronger. To achieve this, we must draw from a wide range of perspectives. Reading Assist aims to ensure the children we serve see themselves reflected in those who teach them. We serve a diverse population, and are committed to ensuring our organization reflects and celebrates diversity of culture and thought. We strive to include people in our organization from all backgrounds, inclusive of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and national origin.