We helped to pioneer the implementation of Reading Rescue, a one-on-one research- and evidence-based literacy intervention, using CUNY Brooklyn College students who are enrolled in graduate and undergraduate early childhood literacy courses to serve as literacy tutors for students in the New York City public school system. The pilot received significant interest from the funder community and the model is now being supported by several other foundations in various iterations which is further evidence of our Catalytic Giving approach.
The Reading Rescue lesson plan, which takes 30-40 minutes, integrates instruction on the essential components of literacy as determined by the National Reading Panel and targets support to high-need first grade students who are reading below grade level. Our funding for Reading Rescue will also lead to the development of a “playbook” of how best to implement Reading Rescue through CUNY so that it can be expanded more widely.
For more on a strategic partnership we created between CUNY Brooklyn College, Reading Rescue and GO Project, see here.