Educational Institutions

Read Alliance

  • New York, NY
  • www.readalliance.org

Mission Statement

Read Alliance serves at-risk kindergarten and first graders by recruiting and training teens to provide structured one-to-one tutoring in reading.We focus on students in the early grades to prevent reading difficulties before they become barriers to future success.  Our students average a full grade level improvement in reading while their teen tutors develop college, career and life skills.

Main Programs

  1. READ
Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Read Alliance serves children and teens in all five boroughs of New York City.  In 2010, we are launching our first programs outside of New York. To learn more, contact us at 646-867-6105.

ruling year

2000

Executive Director

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Mrs. Kelley Perkins

Keywords

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Reading, Literacy, Children, Tutoring, Inner-city, Training, Education, Summer, After School, Mentoring, Reading Program, Teen Employment, Volunteerism, One-on-one

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Also Known As

Read Alliance

EIN

13-4091062

 Number

8127521865

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Remedial Reading, Reading Encouragement (B92)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Education N.E.C. (B99)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Read Alliance has improved the academic and career trajectories of over 15,000 children and teens in the 10 years since our founding.  In 2011, we will serve an additional 1,200 at-risk children and employ an additional 875 teens.

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

READ

READ enables economically disadvantaged elementary children who are struggling with learning to read to achieve significant and measurable reading gains: an average of one full grade level after 45 one-to-one reading sessions. In our School Year Reading Programs, READ provides these at-risk students with approximately 45 hours of essential one-to-one reading tutoring over 15 to 20 weeks. READ's Summer Reading Program provides 37.5 hours of one-to-one tutoring as well as supplemental literacy activities over the course of five weeks. All READ tutoring sessions employ a research-based and proven curriculum for beginning readers.

Tutors in READ's School Year Reading Programs are teen volunteers who receive formal training and community service hours. Teens who demonstrate exemplary commitment as volunteers are eligible to earn paid summer jobs as tutors in READ's Summer Reading Program. Many earn their first paychecks while making a positive impact on their communities.

Category

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (infants - 19 years.)

Budget

$1,710,532.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

New York

Read Alliance serves children and teens in all five boroughs of New York City.  In 2010, we are launching our first programs outside of New York. To learn more, contact us at 646-867-6105.

Funding Needs

Read Alliance keeps programming affordable to our school partners and serves more 2,000 children and teens each year through the generous support of foundations, corporations and individuals who support our mission as well as our Board of Directors.  Here's how you can help:   $5,000 empowers four teens through meaningful work experience as reading tutors to young children in their communities.    $2,500 advances a child's reading skills through more than 160 hours of instruction including 37 hours of one-to-one support.   $1,500 prevents summer learning loss for an at-risk child by providing 85 hours of instruction including 37 hours of one-to-one tutoring.   $1,000 provides a Read Alliance library for a school year or summer program.   $500 prepares a teen for college and career success through workshops, field trips and mock interviews in Read Alliance's Build Your Future program.   $250 sponsors a volunteer tutor, providing training and a meaningful community service opportunity.

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READ ALLIANCE, INC.
Fiscal year: Sep 01-Aug 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Read Alliance

Leadership

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Executive Director

Mrs. Kelley Perkins

BIO

Prior to joining Read Alliance in 2004, Kelley was a Project Manager for the Early Head Start Research Project in East Lansing, Michigan. In addition, she has experience as a tutor, classroom teacher, and child studies researcher. Kelley holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from University of North Carolina and a Master’s degree in Child Development from Michigan State University. During her time at Read Alliance, Kelley has held numerous positions of increasing responsibility. As Vice President of Operations from April 2011 to March 2012, Kelley standardized our practices, created metrics to demonstrate our progress and trained students and teachers in New York as well as other venues using our proven reading methodology.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Tom Regan

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