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. More than 150 AU students serve as tutors, volunteering their time to better the lives of the area’s elementary school children. 

Important Dates

Information Sessions

January 17, 2018 - MGC 203-205
February 1, 2018 - MGC 203-205
February 12, 2018 - MGC 203-205

All information sessions start at 5pm.

New Tutor Training

February 3, 2018 - McDowell Formal Lounge
February 17, 2018 - MGC 247

Always held on Saturday. Tutors who qualify for federal work study should arrive at 9 am and volunteers should arrive at 10 am. The training lasts until 4 pm.