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.