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Evaluations and Awards

We know that without literacy intervention, our students are at high risk of ultimately dropping out of school. We also know that we’ve been instrumental in reducing those odds. A recent comparison group analysis by the Meadows Center for Educational Risk and follow-up evaluations from the University of Texas Dana Center showed unequivocally that without literacy intervention from a Literacy First tutor, the children we served would not have progressed in reading.

We are also nationally recognized. In 2015, the White House recognized us as a ‘Bright Spot for Hispanic Education.’ In 2016, we received the Governor’s Volunteer Award for Partners in Education and the Latino Advocacy Award from AISD. We were finalists in 2013-14 for the America’s Service Commissions Innovation and Leadership Awards, and were featured in their “Most Innovative AmeriCorps Programs” publication.