Team Read Receives 2016 Pooled Fund Grant

  Team Read Receives 2016 Pooled Fund Grant Team Read is thrilled to announce that we have received a 2016 Pooled Fund Grant Award from the Washington Women’s Foundation to assist with our summer program! We are so grateful for this generous gift and look forward to providing reading tutoring for local students and jobs for teens for many years to come. “We are so excited to be partnering again with Washington Women’s Foundation. Their support is going to significantly increase our capacity to provide critical summer reading support to the students most impacted by the opportunity gap,” says Executive Director, Maureen Massey. Team Read was previously awarded a Pooled Fund Grant from WWF in 2006 that enabled us to serve more students by piloting 2 new program approaches.  The Reading Mentors program (8th graders volunteering as reading coaches) has become an integral part of our model. About the Washington Women’s Foundation Through our groundbreaking model of women-powered, collective philanthropy, Washington Women’s Foundation has awarded $16 million in transformational grants that have enabled not-for-profit organizations to improve lives, protect the environment, advance health and education and increase access to the arts throughout Washington state. All women are invited to join our strong and inclusive collective of informed women influencing community transformation – the challenges ahead of us are never as great as the power behind us. Photo by Raul Campoverde....

Site Coordinators & Site Assistants

Site Coordinators & Site Assistants Site Coordinators Team Read’s Site Coordinators are committed teachers or librarians at our partner elementary schools who play the critical role of supervising and managing the tutoring sessions for their respective schools. Our Site Coordinators know the students, parents, teachers and other school staff which helps with program coordination and quality. Team Read provides them with the training and support they need to operate a successful program at their...

Team Read Alumni: Tran Huynh

Job Title: Assistant Vice President & Relationship Manager Company: Wells Fargo I began my work with Team Read when I was 15 years old. My role as a Team Read reading coach represents my first job and proved to be an excellent building block for other employment opportunities throughout high school and beyond. My best friend and I drove to Highland Park Elementary from Franklin High School on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons to tutor our 2nd and 3rd grade students. For us, the role of Team Read reading coach enhanced important interpersonal skills like communication, patience and the ability to motivate young students. Over 15 years later, I have returned to support Team Read as the Vice President of the Board of Directors. I enjoy bringing the perspective and experience of a former reading coach to enhance our discussions and further our mission. I represent Wells Fargo Bank, in my work with Team Read, in my role as Relationship Manager for the Seattle Commercial Banking Office which serves local middle-market businesses. My work with Team Read continues to bring me value in forms of personal growth as well as recognition in my professional network. I can only hope to provide equal

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Team Read Seeks Summer Reading Program Coordinator

Team Read is currently accepting applications for the Summer Reading Program Coordinator position. This is a 20 hour a week, paid, hourly, year-round position. Team Read is a non-profit organization that partners with school districts and library systems to provide an innovative after-school and summer reading tutoring program that pairs older students as reading coaches (tutors, role models and mentors) with 2nd-3rd grade students for one-to-one tutoring. Program evaluation results demonstrate that the elementary students become better readers, and benefit from their relationships with positive role models and mentors. The teen reading coaches gain meaningful work and community service experience. Team Read’s summer program has been growing and evolving since 2012. We anticipate that with this hire we will see the substantial growth of the program’s planning, organization, curriculum and impact. The summer program involves working with Seattle and Highline Team Read program staff to develop and coordinate the program as well as working closely with Seattle Public Schools (SPS) and Highline Public Schools (HPS) staff and Seattle Public Library and King County Public Library System staff. The summer program takes place at both school and library locations and we anticipate serving 150 2nd and 3rd graders at library locations

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Summer Program Reading Coaches Earn High Praise

Team Read coaches earned high praise for their work with Seattle students this summer. Our teen coaches helped hundreds of students, working as classroom assistants in the Seattle Public Schools Summer Staircase program and at Seattle Public Library branches as reading tutors in the afternoon. Team Read partnered with Seattle Public Schools and Seattle Public Library to support summer reading and learning for elementary students and provide jobs for teens. “Team Read is crucial to the success of the Summer Staircase Program,” said John Hughes, Summer Program Coordinator for SPS. “The tutors have a unique ability to connect with our elementary students and support them in their reading skills in a way that is fun and engaging.” In the schools, coaches worked alongside SPS teachers, helping to supervise groups of elementary students.  At four library branches, tutors worked one-on-one with students to build reading fluency, vocabulary and comprehension. Summer programming ran from late June to early August. Teen coaches were paid hourly for their work, and many teens opted to work in a classroom in the morning and at a library in the afternoon. Parents of students in the program praised the reading coaches. “The Team Read staff was awesome,” said

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