Home to the country’s largest school district with over one million enrolled students, it’s fitting that New York’s famous nickname evokes the classic symbol of teachers: the apple. Yet despite New York’s promise that you can make a brand new start of it, tens of thousands of students don’t have the reading skills they need to take that chance. In 2011, 69% of fourth graders from low-income homes failed to meet grade-level standards in reading. This represents just a small uptick from the City-wide average, where 71% of all fourth graders could not proficiently read grade-level texts.
We believe that every student in New York City can be king of the hill and we’re dedicated to taking a bite out of New York’s literacy crisis. Relying on strong partnerships with the New York Department of Education and other community-based organizations, we’re working to change the tune for struggling elementary students across the city.
|Qualifications or Eligibility:|
|Application Requirements:||You must submit a resume. Please schedule an appointment with an Internship Counselor in C102 or M101. You MUST have a copy of your resume the day of your scheduled appointment. |
|Responsibilities:||• Follow a curriculum that allows you to teach students to read.
• Commit to at least 3hours a week.
Reading Partners provides you with:
• A highly effective, easy-to-follow curriculum.
• In-person training and on-site support from a full-time staff member.
• The opportunity to make a difference in the life of a child.
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