Established in 1996 under the American Reads Initiative, DC Reads has worked to improve the historically low literacy rates in our nation's capitol. The district-wide collaboration consists of several universities, their students, the DC Public School System, and a number of community-based organizations united under one goal of elementary school literacy. More than 150 AU students serve as tutors, volunteering their time to better the lives of the area’s elementary school children.
Apply to be a Tutor
We are always looking for new tutors! Learn more about the DC Reads Application process.
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January 24th, 2017 - MGC 245
February 2nd, 2017 - MGC 245
February 14th, 2017 - MGC 247 All information sessions start at 5pm.
New Tutor Training February 4, 2017 - Library B60
February 25, 2017
Always held on Saturday. FWS arrives at 9am and volunteers at 10am.
February 28, 2017
Battelle - 6pm to 8pm.
This skills builder will start with broad approaches to reading instruction, tiered approaches to reading insturction, and the relationship between behavior and learning. Taught by Dr. Alida Anderson and Dr. Sarah Irvine Belson from the School of Education.