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Community Engagement & Service

About DC Reads

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. 

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DC Reads

We are always looking for new tutors! Learn more about the DC Reads Application process.

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Important Dates

For a complete list of important dates, click here

Information Sessions

September 18, 2014
September 25, 2014
All information sessions start at 5pm.

New Tutor Training
September 27, 2014
October 11, 2014
Training starts at 9am for federal work study and 10am for volunteers.

Skills Building
DCPS Chancellor's Address
September 30, 2014 at 7pm - 9pm
Sign up for the Address Here

Reading 101
Bentley Lounge in Gray Hall
October 27, 2014 at 7pm - 8:30pm

Unmasking Your Privilege Workshop
Letts Formal Lounge
October 28, 2014 at 5pm - 8:pm
Click here for more information.