During the first years of school children learn to read and build comprehension skills. East New York Reads works with children to provide one-on-one or individualized assistance to ensure literacy success for young readers.

Children’s Literacy Enrichment

Community Service Society’s mission focuses on helping young people and their families gain the skills needed to achieve academic success, build promising futures, become productive citizens, and enhance their communities. CSS-Experience Corps provides literacy services to first grade students attending PS 40. Experience Corps brings together older adult volunteers (aged 55+), teachers and struggling students to significantly improve reading skills and prevent lifelong learning difficulties. Tutoring occurs during the school day, four times per week, for 45 minutes.
To learn more about Experience Corps call 212-254-8900.

Literacy Inc. (LINC) engages families and community members to support young readers in high need neighborhoods. LINC harnesses the power that exists in every community to make literacy a value and right of all children. Our children’s educational success is the path out of poverty and the key to achievement. LINC partners with the Brooklyn Public Library to offer literacy celebrations to elementary school children and their families.
To learn more about Literacy Inc. call 212-620-5462.

Read Alliance improves the chances for academic success of children reading below grade level by ensuring they possess the foundational reading skills necessary to read grade-appropriate text and catch up to their classmates. Read Alliance’s afterschool program offers first grade students at PS 40 and PS 48 with one-on-one reading instruction and homework help twice per week for 45 sessions. Students who receive Read Alliance intervention average more than a full year’s growth in foundational reading skills.
To learn more about Read Alliance call 646-867-6100.

Reading Partners helps students become lifelong readers by connecting community volunteers to elementary schools and empowering these volunteers to provide individualized one-on-one tutoring that produces tangible improvements in students’ reading skills. Volunteer with Reading Partners work with 1stand 2nd grade students at PS 48 twice per week for 45 minutes to ensure students will have the literacy skills needed to reach their full potential in the classroom and beyond.
To learn more about Reading Partners call 646-395-3831.

Parent Engagement

Learning Leaders recruits, trains, and supports family and community members to become effective school volunteers. Monthly parent workshops are offered at PS 40 and PS 48 to increase parents’ knowledge, skills and confidence in supporting their children’s success in school. Learning Leaders parent engagement programs are proven to contribute to student achievement by enhancing schools’ learning environments, providing additional resources to schools, and increasing parents’ ability to support their children’s education.
To learn more about Learning leaders call 212-213-3370.

Literacy Inc. (LINC) engages families and community members to support young readers in high need neighborhoods. LINC harnesses the power that exists in every community to make literacy a value and right of all children. Our children’s educational success is the path out of poverty and the key to achievement. Parents are shown fun ways to incorporate literacy into daily routines, how to use the surrounding community as a resource, and how to make a daily reading routine fun for the entire family.
To learn more about Literacy Inc. call 212-620-5462.