Reading Assist Fellows serve in elementary schools across Delaware, 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 work with up to 8 students for 30-45 minutes each day and meet with an experienced coach every week for support and feedback.
The Reading Assist Fellowship, an AmeriCorps program, requires 1200 service hours (900 if part-time) to be completed by June 9, 2023. To serve during the 2022-23 school year, fellows can choose to begin training on August 15, 2022, or September 6, 2022.
Fellows begin with five weeks of full-time, graduate-level training (conducted online) and then are embedded into high-needs elementary schools in Delaware. Fellows transform the lives of students who may have with 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.