Reading Rescue™ is a daily, one-on-one, 30 minute literacy intervention for elementary students, and a professional development program for school staff members. Students in first, and in some schools, second and/or third grade receive additional support in reading, writing, and speaking from a trained Reading Rescue Instructor. Any member of a school’s staff (paraprofessionals, teachers, coaches, librarians, and in some cases CBO partner staff) can receive professional development to deliver the research-based instruction that helps accelerate struggling readers’ literacy skills. A two-year professional development sequence prepares staff members to provide skilled intervention that teaches below-grade level students how to read and write.

Reading Rescue brings expertise in literacy intervention into schools. The improved pedagogical skills attained by Reading Rescue instructors benefit all students they work with, not just those in Reading Rescue.


After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP)

The After School Professional Development Program (ASPDP) provides high-quality, low cost professional development to New York City educators. We are dedicated to providing the best literacy professional developments in focused, small-group settings so that professionals can progress in their own career goals, increase student engagement, and continue to support literacy development in their schools and communities.

Course titles we offer include:

Elevating K-1 Literacy Instruction

Issues of Equity in Literacy Instruction

Building Diverse Teams to Support Literacy Instruction