About DC Reads
Established in 1996 under the American Reads Initiative, DC Reads has worked to improve the historically low literacy rates in our nation's capitol. The district-wide collaboration consists of several universities, their students, the DC Public School System, and a number of community-based organizations united under one goal of elementary school literacy. American University tutors, some 175 AU students, volunteer their time and efforts for hours each week to better the lives of the area’s elementary school children.
If you are an AU student who wants to make a significant difference in someone’s life, look no further. On our site, you’ll find links to all the information you’ll need to get started in a program that will undoubtedly change you as much as the children you reach.