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Our Mission is simple, straightforward, and achievable
...every child reading by the end of 3rd grade.
In 2009, the church community asked city leaders what they could do to make a lasting impact in our city. The answer was simple: to support children’s literacy and decrease school dropout rates. Hence, Education Connection was created, a program of Christ Together Greater Austin “CTGA” (a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization). Our volunteers serve the community by sitting with elementary children each week to read one-on-one. With the program growing rapidly and with more children in need of extra support, there’s a place for YOU to make a difference in a child’s education and life.
88% of students who failed to earn a high school diploma were struggling readers in third grade.
Education Connection is raising up volunteers to help combat this alarming statistic.
of all Teachers stated their students benefited from having a Literacy Partner!
of all Literacy Partners noticed improvement in some or all of the students they work with!
of all Students think reading with their Literacy Partner is “great” or “good.”
Our Students Improved In
Sounding Out New/Difficult Words
Progressing Through Reading Levels
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Literacy isn’t a problem, illiteracy is!
Join us as we combat childhood illiteracy, one of the largest problems in the Greater Austin area, by empowering volunteers to read with students one-on-one, while supporting educators as they help children to learn and grow.