Read Alliance (formerly Read Excellence and Discovery Foundation) works to close the literacy gap. Read Alliance recruits and trains high-school students to tutor elementary students in New York's lowest income communities. To quote their site, "To this end, not only does Read Alliance shrink the achievement gap by providing economically disadvantaged, at-risk students with basic reading skills, but we also have provided more than 8,500 teens with the opportunity to develop critical college, career, and life skills through formal training, continuous support and meaningful paid tutoring jobs. Our vision is to prepare two at-risk populations for continued academic and life achievement."
Find out how you can support Read Alliance here. Read Alliance has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator.