City Impact Reading

Helping all children, specifically those most vulnerable, reach grade level in reading.


City Impact Reading is a relationally-based, volunteer-driven, intensive reading program which utilizes research-based curriculum and teaching techniques to get students at or above grade level in reading. Its vision is to empower all children, especially those most vulnerable, with the life changing benefits of literacy.

Volunteer today for CI Reading

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Reading Success

600+ struggling readers loved on and empowered with literacy by 300+ weekly volunteers at Clinton, Elliott, and McPhee Elementary Schools

  • Measurable gains in reading by 97% of students.
  • 76% of students who started the year behind ended the year at or near grade level in reading.
  • Students who received even one quarter of CI Reading literacy instruction continued to make appropriate reading gains after the literacy intervention had ended.
  • 99% of volunteers reported they believe their time invested volunteering made a positive difference.
  • 100% of volunteers reported they enjoy being CI Reading volunteer.
  • 6,000+ volunteer hours provided 12,000+ one-on-one tutoring sessions

If you have any questions, please email Nicole Leininger at nicole@cityimpact.org