The Catholic University of America

The DC Reads Fall 2015 application process is now open! Applications due Wednesday, September 9 at the Mandatory Meeting in person.


Welcome to DC Reads!

DC Reads is a program in which university students engage with the community by tutoring at local schools and non-profits. It began as a response to Clinton's 1997 America Reads Challenge. Now The Catholic University of America is one of seven universities in the DC Metro area that still maintains a DC Reads program. We partner with a variety of organization from private schools to charter schools and community centers to increase students' academic skills.
Undergraduate and graduate students alike are encouraged to apply at the beginning of every semester! We accept work study students and volunteers. No previous tutoring experience is necessary.


  • Sep 9, 2015 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    DC Reads Mandatory Meeting for All Tutors

    Interested in tutoring? Join DC Reads! Go off-campus and tutor children at local schools and community centers in the neighborhood... more

  • Sep 19, 2015 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Tutor Training Day

    It's DC Reads 101. Cue the Rocky theme song.We will go over who you're working with, what you'll be doing, and why it's important.... more


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If you feel that you are good with children and can be their friend and their tutor, and hope to gain a feeling of accomplishment for your service, then DC Reads is the program for you!" 


Joel Yablunsky, DC Reads tutor







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