Our Mission

Reading Empowers was formed for the sole purpose of improving literacy in New York City; specifically, our mission is to promote literacy among students in New York City's elementary schools. We host Saturday morning reading clubs, in which trained adult volunteers engage students in reading age-appropriate material and facilitate discussions around the stories' main ideas. Our goal is to instill in young students, at a very early age, an interest in reading, with the hopes that this will develop into a lifelong love and passion.

Reading Empowers is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of New York and recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS.

Reading Empowers was formed for the sole purpose of improving literacy in New York City; specifically, our mission is to promote literacy among students in New York City's elementary schools. We host Saturday morning reading clubs, in which trained adult volunteers engage students in reading age-appropriate material and facilitate discussions around the stories' main ideas. Our goal is to instill in young students, at a very early age, an interest in reading, with the hopes that this will develop into a lifelong love and passion.

Reading Empowers is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of New York and recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. - See more at: http://www.readingempowers.org/content/about-us#sthash.lGzPp2iL.dpuf
Reading Empowers was formed for the sole purpose of improving literacy in New York City; specifically, our mission is to promote literacy among students in New York City's elementary schools. We host Saturday morning reading clubs, in which trained adult volunteers engage students in reading age-appropriate material and facilitate discussions around the stories' main ideas. Our goal is to instill in young students, at a very early age, an interest in reading, with the hopes that this will develop into a lifelong love and passion.

Reading Empowers is incorporated as a non-profit organization in the state of New York and recognized as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization by the IRS. - See more at: http://www.readingempowers.org/content/about-us#sthash.lGzPp2iL.dpuf

Reading Sessions

Thank you for a wonderful semester! This fall, Reading Empowers gave out 534 books to 170 students! Many thanks to all who contributed time and donations to REI in 2013! We are looking forward to an exciting 2014.

We are currently accepting new volunteers for all three schools for Spring 2014:
P.S. 1: 8 Henry St. New York, NY 10038 (10:30AM - 12:15PM): 1/11, 2/1, 3/1, 3/15, 4/5, 5/3, 5/17
P.S. 184: 327 Cherry St. New York, NY 10002 (10:30AM - 12:15PM): 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/5, 4/26, 5/3, 5/17
P.S. 251: 144-51 Arthur St. Springfield Gardens, NY 11413 (10:45AM- 12: 15PM / Pickups available at Grand Central and Union Turnpike-Queens): 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 3/8, 3/22, 4/26, 5/3

144-51 Arthur Street
Springfield Gardens, NY 11413

Please e-mail info@readingempowers.org if you are interested in volunteering and indicate your school of interest on the subject line and our school director will contact you.