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. America Reads is a RWS program that places students in
America Reads places work-study eligible college students in elementary school classrooms and, in some cases, after-school programs to support teaching and learning while also tutoring students in those settings who need some additoinal help. Tutors receive initial training and ongoing support to tutor struggling students in reading and writing. Local partners include the Governors Village STEM Academy schools, Hidden Valley Elementary and David Cox Road Elementary Schools in Charlotte Mecklenburg (CMS), the Firefly program at The Grove Presbyterian Church and The Charlotte Lab School in Uptown Charlotte.