Former Student Reader: Bao

I’m a sophomore at Garfield High School and this is my third year working with Team Read at Thurgood Marshall. My first experience with Team Read was in elementary school when I participated as a student reader. During that time, I developed a strong connection with...

New Coach: Elyse

My name is Elyse and I am in 9th grade. This is my first year as a Team Read coach at Concord International Elementary. I remember when my older sister was a Team Read coach during her freshman year of high school, and I’m so excited to follow in her footsteps. I have...

Returning Coach: Lucia

I have been a part of the Team Read program since my sophomore year of high school and it has been one of the best parts of my high school experience. I remember right when schools shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, my mind immediately went to my Team Read...

Tackling COVID Slide with Online Tutoring

The school year is now well underway and teachers are working hard to provide high-quality remote learning for our children. But students who began the year already behind their peers often need additional support outside the classroom. Team Read saw an increase in...

A Keen Focus on Family Outreach

Family engagement is more crucial than ever as Team Read launches its first online after school program. We believe that connecting with families is essential to successfully engage with our young readers. This school year, Team Read will communicate with families in...

Advancing Technology to Support Growth

Two years ago, Team Read developed an ambitious plan for program expansion, while also acknowledging the need to improve our internal systems to prepare for this growth.  COVID-19 has forced a pause on some of these aspirations, but we have forged ahead with creating...

Team Read Alumna: Ayan Adem

Job Title/Company: Student Success Program Manager, Seattle Public Library Team Read Experience: Reading Coach, 2001-2004 As a teen, Team Read provided me with a meaningful job opportunity that allowed me cultivate my leadership skills, earn money, and give back to my...