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Santa Cruz Reading Corps tutors know growth.

They see it in the children they support.

They grow along with them.


Reading proficiency by the end of third grade…can be a make-or-break benchmark in a child’s educational development.

– Annie E. Casey Foundation      


Nearly three in five Santa Cruz third-graders are failing to reach basic levels of literacy. The Santa Cruz Reading Corps serves in preschool and transitional kindergarten classrooms, with children from age 3 to 5, to embed research-based early literacy strategies, the SEEDS of Early Literacy.

Santa Cruz Reading Corps tutors support identified children at risk of third grade reading failure by providing them with these daily, research-based interventions, ultimately guiding them to become successful readers.  Reading Corps succeeds because we intervene before children fail.


As a Literacy Tutor, you will support our youngest learners

to become successful in school and in life.  

Join the Santa Cruz Reading Corps!  

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In Partnership with:


Monterey Peninsula 


Prevent Child Abuse