The Russell Reading Room
Our signature program, the Reading Rooms, are after-school programs that meet two hours a day, four days a week. Typically, we serve minority, economically disadvantaged children. We match certified teachers with small groups of children to assess and instruct in the areas of phonics, vocabulary and reading comprehension, teaching children to use reading as an essential tool for lifelong learning. Most children enter the program reading below grade level and improve their proficiency to catch up within two years.