Reading Partners

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Reading Partners mobilizes communities to provide students with the proven, individualized reading support they need to read at grade level by fourth grade. An evidence-based and community-driven organization, they recruit and train volunteers to work one-on-one with students for 45 minutes twice a week, following a structured, research-based curriculum. Their program model works and is backed by evidence-based research which proves that our students make significant gains in reading. On average, Reading Partners’ students more than double their rate of learning while in the program.

Reading is the foundation for all future learning, and the ability to read transforms lives and empowers children and communities to reach their full potential. Research shows that students who read at grade level by fourth grade have a greater opportunity to succeed in school and in life.

If you’d like to become a volunteer at Monroe with Reading Partners, please contact one of the representatives below.

Minimum requirements to volunteer.

  • You must be 14-years or older
  • Commit to as little as one hour a week
  • Volunteering generally takes place M-Th during school hours
  • ​Pass a background check

Reading Partners will provide you with:

  • A highly effective, easy-to-use curriculum
  • In-person training and on-site support
  • The opportunity to make a difference in a child’s life

Micah Mammano, Site Coordinator

Micah serves as a Site Coordinator at Monroe. Prior to becoming a Site Coordinator, Micah volunteered at the Reading Partners Pasadena location. She studied Creative Writing at Columbia College in Chicago, and worked as an English tutor at California High School. She can be reached here by email, or by calling (916) 538-1466.

Diana Martin, Program Manager

Diana serves as a Program Manager in San Francisco. Prior to this role, she worked as a Program Manager on the Silicon Valley team and served as an AmeriCorps Site Coordinator for Reading Partners for two years in Redwood City. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Diana found her heart captured by California. After she graduated from Occidental College in Los Angeles, the Bay was her next destination. Outside of ReadingPartners, Diana enjoys researching, testing out, and sharing recipes found on a variety of food blogs, volunteering with 826 Valencia, exploring the Northern California region, bicycling around San Francisco, and sharing her love of learning with everyone. Contact Diana here by email.