READ 718 empowers children from low-income families to read confidently

About READ 718

Read 718 is a Brooklyn-based nonprofit dedicated to helping all children become strong, confident readers.

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Mission READ 718

Their aim is to narrow the literacy gap in Brooklyn and to contribute to the equitable provision of educational opportunities for all Brooklyn children. Thus, their ultimate goal is to have a significant influence on their participants’ lifetime education and life outcomes by enhancing their core reading abilities.

How children are benefited through the work of READ 718?

Although virtually all of our students reside in Brooklyn, READ 718 accepts and supports children from low-income households in grades 1-8 from anywhere in the New  York city. The state ELA tests, report cards, and our own intake reading testing have all indicated that all of our children are performing below grade level in their reading skills.

1.97 percent of our students make measurable gains in their reading skills throughout their time at READ 718, according to our data.

2. Per 10-week cycle, more than 80 percent of our readers improve by at least one reading level*.

3.One hundred percent of parents and volunteers report an increase in the level of involvement, enthusiasm, and self-confidence in their children.

Donate to Read 718

Students they serve are 

1) Enrolled in the New York City public school system, 

2) from low-income households, and 

3) Experiencing difficulties with grade-level reading and writing.

Website to Donate – Read 718

Stories courtesy of their Social Channels

Volunteers of Read 718
READ 718 Board of Directors (minus 5 not pictured) kicked off our fall cycle with our first in-person meeting in over 18 months!
Helping Children read confidently
Meet Nada and her volunteer tutor Cindy! This brand new pair just started together this fall cycle at our Boerum Hill location. 

Venkat trusts Read 718

Read 718 Address

420 Atlantic Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217


336 Malcolm X Blvd
Brooklyn, NY 11233


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