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Literacy First

Contact Information

3925 W. Braker Ln.Austin TX 78759
Austin, TX 78701

(512) 524-6823

Focus Areas

  • Education & Youth
  • Year Founded 1995
  • Legal Form Public Higher Education Institution

Our mission is to partner with school districts to ensure all children are reading at or above grade level by third grade. Our vision is that every child in Central Texas develops reading skills that allow them to realize their full potential with regard to education, economic opportunity, civic engagement, and personal development. Contact our recruiter at literacyfirst@austin.utexas.edu for more information on becoming a Literacy First Tutor! Read More

  • About Us
    More than any other resource, literacy can change the trajectory of a child’s life. Literacy First is a high quality, comprehensive, research based, English and Spanish literacy tutoring program that supports students, families in the Austin community. Literacy First members tutor kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade students one-on-one daily. The children we work with typically arrive at school without the background and skills that are critical for learning to read, and are likely to fall behind without additional support.
  • Our Impact
    On average, more than 80% of Literacy First students make accelerated and measurable progress and more than 50% reach or exceed grade level benchmarks in one year.

    On average, 99.7% of students served by Literacy First are promoted to the next grade.

    Literacy First tutors worked with 80% of those K-2 students that moved from being identified as at-risk to not-at-risk over the course of a year.

    Literacy First 2nd graders who reach grade level pass the state-mandated reading assessment (STAAR) at a 30% higher rate than their peers not in the program.

Your Career Starts Here

No matter what your goals are, serving as an AmeriCorps member with Literacy First will get you there. When you join our team, you will build a solid foundation of skills that will fuel your career for a lifetime. Our staff are literacy experts, community builders, and compassionate mentors. Our reading tutors are amazing, passionate, and driven leaders - just like you. Learn more and apply today at www.literacyfirst.org.

Literacy First Programs

Literacy First

Literacy First ensures Central Texas students are successful readers by third grade, setting them on a path of excellence in school and in life.