ReadWriteServe--Partnership for Literacy Action Initiatives brings together UNC Charlotte and community-based resources to address increasingly complex literacy needs of students and their families in the Southeastern U.S. through service, research and community-based programs that are culturally relevant and focused on community needs. ReadWriteServe programs have trained more than 1,800 volunteers as tutors working with 3500 K-12 learners in North Carolina.
The Goals of ReadWriteServe
1. Work with community partners (schools and agencies) to advance the literacy skills of K-12 students.
2. Involve families in students’ literacy development.
3. Promote community involvement, civic engagement, and service learning among ReadWriteServe stakeholders (students, families, schools, university, & communities).
ReadWriteServe's Programs bring UNC Charlotte's expertise and resources to collaborate with partner schools and community organizations in the Charlotte region seeks to support and tutor K-12 students. These programs include:
The ReadWriteServe Tutoring Programs which include training and support for United Way of Central Carolinas Project 1,000 effort to recruit, train and support tutors, mentors and readers. We also partner with Promising Pages, Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools' North Star and other programs to support literacy and tutoring in our region.
The Urban Youth in Schools Internship is a one-semester internship developed by the Center as part of the First 3 Early Career Teacher Support program in the College of Education at UNC Charlotte. Interns serve 80 hours in urban schools to support the academic, extracurricular, social, and community needs of the schools.
America Reads pairs work-study eligible college students with elementary school students in a school for literacy tutoring. Tutors receive substantial initial training and ongoing support to tutor struggling students in reading and writing. Local partners include Nathaniel Alexander Elementary School, Morehead K-8 STEM Academy, Hidden Valley Elementary and David Cox Road Elementary Schools in Charlotte Mecklenburg (CMS).