Summer Means Service for Leading Men

To continue growing over the summer, a few of the Leading Men have found internship opportunities in education. School is out for the summer in DC, but that’s not stopping The Literacy Lab’s Leading Men fellows from continuing their impact! Several of the ‘17-18 fellows are spending this summer preparing for the next chapter in … Read more

From Tutors to Teachers

The Literacy Lab’s current Data and Strategy Manager, Connor Nowalk, first moved to Washington D.C. in 2011 for an internship.  While searching for opportunities to supplement his time in a meaningful way, Connor found The Literacy Lab, and quickly joined the team as an after-school literacy tutor at a local elementary school. Before long, he … Read more

The Beginning of a Lifelong Pursuit

K-3 DC Literacy Lab tutor, Holly Johnston, smiles with one of her students at The Walker-Jones Education Campus in Washington, DC. Holly served as a tutor for two years, and will follow her Literacy Lab service years as a Teach for America Corps Member in Prince Georges County, Maryland. 1. What was your background prior … Read more

Alumni Blog Series #3

  In this installation of our Alumni Blog Series, PreK Reading Corps Alumna Courtney discusses her inspiration for pursuing teaching after Reading Corps. He Not Only Learned His Vocabulary, He Learned Me Even though I’ve been a Special Education teacher for over 6 months now, I still think about my preschoolers from Reading Corps last … Read more

Reading Corps Events: Alumni Panel 2014

  Alumni Tutors (left to right): Courtney Deal (TNTP), Patrick Belson (CTR), Tamra Johnson (TNTP), and Dodi Exume (CIT) representing The New Teacher Project, The Capital Teaching Residency, and Center for Inspired Teaching Alumni Tutors gathered earlier this week to share about their transitions from Reading Corps tutoring to various teaching residency and certification programs … Read more

Alumni Blog Series #2

  In this installation of our Alumni Blog Series, K3 Reading Corps Alumna Lauren discusses her tips for leveraging Reading Corps experience in interviews. The Next Step: Life as a Reading Corps Alum Hello, hello, hello! My name is Lauren Pires, and I was a K-3 tutor last year with Reading Corps, serving at Hendley … Read more

Alumni Blog Series #1

  To kick off a month-long spotlight on our fantastic Reading Corps Alumni, former PreK Tutor Alyson Becker shares about her transition from Reading Corps service to a graduate program for Social Work. My Post-Reading Corps Life: An Open Letter to Current Tutors from an Alumna Hey, everyone! My name is Alyson, and I was … Read more