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 we 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. In the 2019-20 school year, more than 1,160 volunteers were serving at least 2,535 children in 11 school districts across Central Texas by sitting with elementary children each week for 30 minutes to read one-on-one. With the program growing rapidly and with more children in need extra support, there’s a place for you to make a difference in a child’s education and life.
*Note: 2021 -21 statistics unavailable due to CV19 pandemic.
of all Teachers noticed improvement in some or all of their students reading with literacy partners this year!
of all Literacy Partners noticed improvement in some or all of their students they worked with this year!
of all Teachers want to participate again next year, AND Teachers felt information was communicated to them in a manner that was timely & purposeful.
Our Students Improved In
Sounding Out New/Difficult Words
Progressing Through Reading Levels
Join Education Connection
Join us as we combat childhood literacy, one of the largest problems in the Greater Austin
area, by equipping an army of volunteers to read to students one-on-one,
while supporting educators as they help children to learn and grow.
Our 2019-20 Community Footprint
Average Minutes Read Per Week
*Note: 2020-21 statistics unavailable due to CV19 Pandemic.