Guest Post: Stories of Service

A feature on K-3 Literacy Tutor Miriam Farris from the Virginia Service blog! Igniting a Passion for Learning for Struggling Students Miriam Farris is an AmeriCorps member and tutor with The Literacy Lab – Virginia Reading Corps program at Elizabeth Redd Elementary School in Richmond. Redd is a Title I school, which means that a … 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

A Competitive Edge

‘14-’15 K-3 Literacy Lab tutor, Hailey Hogan, shares how one of her most behind – and most competitive – students began to thrive with the Reading Corps model last year.  When I began my year of service, I had no idea how much this experience would impact both my outlook on life and my character. … Read more