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Unlocking student potential by raising reading achievement.


Reading Partners is a nonprofit whose mission is to help children become lifelong readers by empowering community volunteers to provide individualized instruction that produces measurable results.

By following our easy to use and research-based curriculum, our community volunteers provide twice-weekly, one-on-one literacy tutoring to kindergarten to fourth-grade students who are struggling with reading.

During the 2018-19 school year, we are serving 925 students at 19 Title I elementary schools across Washington, DC. To learn more, visit our website.

Interested in volunteering?

Can you share just one hour each week with a student who is struggling to read?  Become a reading partner today!

By becoming a reading partner and volunteering as little as one hour a week, you can help a child learn to read. Reading Partners provides an evidence-based, easy-to-use curriculum and on-site staff support to enable volunteers to be effective tutors. You bring your commitment, and Reading Partners will help you with everything else.

Devoting just one hour each week to a student can make a tremendous impact. Last year, 88% of Reading Partners DC students met or exceeded their end-of-year literacy growth goals.

To sign up to be a reading partner, please fill out the form found here.  If you have any questions, please call (202) 701-9110 or email vol[email protected]readingpartners.org.

Can’t volunteer but still want to help?
Every student enrolled in our program can take one book home after each tutoring session to build their own home library. To supply these books, we are always in need of age-appropriate, culturally relevant children’s books! Donate books to Reading Partners students by buying from our hand-picked wishlist at Politics & Prose, or purchase books in-store at 1270 5th Street NE, just a few minutes walk from Union Market!

Showtimes for Monday Jun 17, 2019

ALADDIN

07:00 pm07:00 pm

DARK PHOENIX

07:15 pm07:15 pm

LATE NIGHT

07:40 pm07:40 pm

Showtimes for Tuesday Jun 18, 2019

ALADDIN

11:30 am02:00 pm04:30 pm07:00 pm11:30 am02:00 pm04:30 pm07:00 pm

DARK PHOENIX

11:45 am02:15 pm04:45 pm07:15 pm11:45 am02:15 pm04:45 pm07:15 pm

LATE NIGHT

11:15 am01:15 pm03:20 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm11:15 am01:15 pm03:20 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm

Showtimes for Wednesday Jun 19, 2019

ALADDIN

11:30 am02:00 pm04:30 pm07:15 pm11:30 am02:00 pm04:30 pm07:15 pm

DARK PHOENIX

11:45 am02:15 pm04:45 pm11:45 am02:15 pm04:45 pm

LATE NIGHT

12:00 pm03:20 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm12:00 pm03:20 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm

KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE - Studio Ghibli Festival

07:00 pm07:00 pm

Showtimes for Thursday Jun 20, 2019

ALADDIN

11:30 am02:00 pm04:30 pm07:00 pm11:30 am02:00 pm04:30 pm07:00 pm

DARK PHOENIX

02:15 pm04:45 pm02:15 pm04:45 pm

LATE NIGHT

11:15 am01:15 pm03:20 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm11:15 am01:15 pm03:20 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm

KIKI'S DELIVERY SERVICE - Studio Ghibli Festival

11:00 am11:00 am

TOY STORY 4

07:15 pm07:15 pm

Showtimes for Friday Jun 21, 2019

LATE NIGHT

11:15 am01:30 pm03:30 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm08:30 pm09:45 pm11:15 am01:30 pm03:30 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm08:30 pm09:45 pm

TOY STORY 4

11:30 am12:30 pm01:20 pm02:40 pm03:30 pm04:50 pm05:45 pm07:00 pm09:15 pm11:30 am12:30 pm01:20 pm02:40 pm03:30 pm04:50 pm05:45 pm07:00 pm09:15 pm

Showtimes for Saturday Jun 22, 2019

LATE NIGHT

03:20 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm08:30 pm09:45 pm03:20 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm08:30 pm09:45 pm

TOY STORY 4

11:30 am12:30 pm01:45 pm02:40 pm04:00 pm04:50 pm06:15 pm07:00 pm09:15 pm11:30 am12:30 pm01:45 pm02:40 pm04:00 pm04:50 pm06:15 pm07:00 pm09:15 pm

LOVE LIVE! SUNSHINE!! AQOURS 5TH LOVELIVE! ~NEXT SPARKLING!!~

11:00 am11:00 am

Showtimes for Sunday Jun 23, 2019

LATE NIGHT

11:15 am01:30 pm03:30 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm11:15 am01:30 pm03:30 pm05:30 pm07:40 pm08:15 pm08:15 pm

TOY STORY 4

11:30 am12:30 pm01:20 pm02:40 pm03:30 pm04:50 pm05:45 pm11:30 am12:30 pm01:20 pm02:40 pm03:30 pm04:50 pm05:45 pm

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