We recruit and train volunteers—adults, middle school and high school students—to coach younger learners one-on-one and in small groups. Our proven literacy program gives our coaches the tools they need to deliver powerful, highly effective reading instruction.
Phone: (267) 515-3558
The mission of the Free Library of Philadelphia is to advance literacy, guide learning, and inspire curiosity. Its vision is to build an enlightened community devoted to lifelong learning.
Phone: 215-686- 5340
As a nonprofit organization with over 50 years of experience, our mission is to help families thrive by providing safe, convenient, and highest quality learning opportunities and care for children in Greater Philadelphia. We accomplish this through our Keystone STAR 4 early learning centers and out of school time programs that serves over 1,400 families annually.
Phone: 610-617-4550 x3019
Reach Out and Read prepares America’s youngest children to succeed in school by partnering with doctors to prescribe books and encourage families to read together. With more than 5,800 participating programs across the nation – 62 in Greater Philadelphia – Reach Out and Read teaches millions of families the importance of reading aloud.
At Tree House Books, our vision is that every child in Philadelphia has access to books, and every opportunity to pursue their dreams. We are on a mission to grow and sustain a community of readers, writers, and thinkers.
Since 2009 WePAC has committed roughly 10,000 hours per year to reopening, staffing and operating volunteer-run libraries in Philadelphia public elementary schools, with a large and talented volunteer force providing library services and mentoring to thousands of children each week. This academic year we are running libraries in 14 schools with a related reading mentoring program in several.