Reading Partners

 

 

 

 

Reading Partners is a national education nonprofit dedicated to improving students’ reading skills. We work in Title I elementary schools to support students from low-income communities who are reading 6 months to 2.5 years below grade-level. We recruit and train community volunteers to work one-on-one with students for 45 minutes twice a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum.

Reading Partners - Trevista at Horace Mann

COVID-19 Update: Due to COVID, this site will be able to take 10 students. ONLINE ONLY. 

Reading Partners @ TreVista at Horace Mann

4130 Navajo Street

Denver, CO 80211

720.409.9909

Website

 

Distance from Regis: 2.7 miles

By Bike: 15 minutes                    

By Car: 5 minutes                      

By Bus: #52/ 17 minutes

About Reading Partners

..............................................Reading Partners is a nonprofit literacy ..............................................organization that recruits and trains community ..............................................volunteers to provide one-on-one reading ..............................................tutoring to students in under-resourced schools ..............................................across the country. Reading Partners seeks to ..............................................help children become lifelong readers by ..............................................empowering communities to provide ..............................................individualized instruction with measurable ..............................................results. This highly-effective program has ..............................................helped thousands of children master the ..............................................fundamental reading skills they need to succeed in school and beyond.

How You Can Serve.

Reading Partners provides

one-on-one tutoring to students

in kindergarten through fourth

grade. This year, Reading Partners

will be providing fully virtual tutoring opportunities for volunteers through a system calledReading Partners Connects. These sessions will be overseen and supported by Reading Partners staff, with regular check-ins and support provided to ensure tutor success.

 

Characteristics in a student: Patient, Prompt, Adaptable, Passionate about youth/education, access to a computer with Zoom, a camera and a mic, and a quality internet connection.

 

Additional requirements/paperwork: Background Check for students over 18, Observation Notes after each lesson, Attendance Contract, Attend two separate 2-hour trainings prior to beginning tutoring. The first training is an overview of tutoring at Reading Partners, cultural awareness and working with diverse students. The second training is an overview of the online system and best practices for using the system. This is a total of 4 hours of training.

 

Availability: Volunteer opportunities with Reading Partners are available Monday - Thursday, between 8 am and 6 pm (hours vary slightly depending on the needs of the particular school), some Fridays may be available from time to time.

 

Web resources: http://readingpartners.org/colorado

About the Sunnyside Neighborhood

                                                               Before any major housing

                                                               development occurred in Sunnyside,

                                                               the area west of Pecos Street was

                                                               occupied by small truck farms,

                                                               orchards and undeveloped land. In

                                                               1879, the northeast corner of the

                                                               neighborhood was incorporated as

                                                               the town of Argo. As a "company

                                                               town," Argo was settled primarily by

                                                               Swedes who worked at the smelter and by others who worked for the Moffatt Railroad.

 

Sunnyside became a part of Denver through three annexations. The first two occurred under the Colorado Session Laws of 1883 and 1889. The third took place when the town of Argo was dissolved and merged with Denver in 1902. AS a result, the housing in Sunnyside is a mix of many types, ages and style of architecture. Most of the oldest housing is found east of Pecos Street.

 

Source: The Piton Foundation's Sunnyside Neighborhood Description. 

UPDATE FROM SITE: “We will not be serving any schools in the Sunnyside neighborhood this school year. However, we will have several schools in the Denver metro area that will be highly in need of tutors and will not necessarily require reliable transportation to these sites, being that we are strictly offering our program through Reading Partners Connects.”

For More Information, Contact:

Zach Ward, Volunteer Coordinator

Email: zachary.ward@readingpartners.org

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