Who’s Hiring | Spread the Joy of Reading with These 7 Organizations

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The cool autumn weather may inspire you to cozy up with a book by the fire—or to help others embrace the joy of reading too! Check out these seven organizations if you’re looking to be a warrior for literacy.

Reading Partners–Oakland, CA

Reading Partners helps children across the U.S. become more confident readers by setting them up with one-on-one reading support to help develop their literacy skills and become lifelong readers.

Reading is FUNdamental– Pittsburgh, PA

Reading is FUNdamental helps economically disadvantaged children in the Pittsburgh area gain access to books for their homes, and encourages them to develop a love of reading.

Literacy Center of West Michigan–Grand Rapids, MI

The Literacy Center of West Michigan lives their mission to improve literacy levels in the Grand Rapids region. It offers programs for adults who read below a 9th-grade level, as well as for adults who speak English as a second language.

Behind the Book–New York, NY

Behind the Book helps connect K-12 students with accomplished authors to foster a love of reading and improve literacy rates in underserved New York City communities.

The Literacy Network of South Berkshire–Lee, MA

Literacy Network of South Berkshire provides free, one-on-one tutoring sessions for adult learners in the southern Berkshire County, MA area. While they started initially focused primarily on reading skills, they have since progressed to include lessons in ESOL (English for Speakers of Other Languages), citizenship test preparation, and other adult basic education classes.  

The Literacy Lab Washington, DC

The Literacy Lab’s mission is to close the literacy gap by placing full-time tutors in early childhood centers and elementary schools in order to ensure that children have the literacy skills they need to succeed. 

UIC Center for Literacy–Chicago, IL

UIC Center for Literacy was created at the University of Illinois–Chicago campus to assist Chicago public schools in their efforts to improve literacy services through their research.


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