SitStayRead Programming

SitStayRead Programming

NLD ID #91416
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Contact Information

2849 N. Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60657

Primary Contact

Lauren Ash

(773) 661-9251

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8-4

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Program Overview

SitStayRead brings teams of trained human and dog volunteers into under-resourced Chicago Public School classrooms during the school day to help students in grades Kindergarten through 3 increase their literacy skills. SitStayRead's curriculum creates a fun learning environment, using creative materials and proven techniques to strengthen critical early literacy skills such as fluency, comprehension, and written expression. Each grade's curriculum is designed to support key literacy skills at that level. Volunteers can volunteer with us in the classroom, during the school day, either with our without their owned dog!

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Student and Volunteer Success Stories

"This program has enabled us to infuse the love of literacy for all our students, especially those in primary grades. SitStayRead is dedicated to building the love of literacy and also to developing reading skills, patience and confidence in children. Students and teachers look forward to every Friday as they love having the volunteers come with their dogs to the classroom. It is always the highlight of their week."

-Edna Mercado, Assistant Principal of Daniel R. Cameron Elementary (SitStayRead Partner School)

This program listing was last updated: October 22, 2018.

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Education services

  • Read and write better
  • Volunteer at a program

Instruction Type

  • In-person