The free afterschool tutoring program has become the heart of our activities. Over 500 students in grades 1 through 12 come after school for one or more hours per week by appointment. We match our students with tutors from across our community. Our program has a substantial Wait List; applications for the Wait List can be found on our tutoring page.
The Book Bank is set up like a book store. All our books are donated by individuals or community groups. Books are loosely arranged by topic. All books are free to individuals, teachers and organizations. Since 2004, we have distributed over 725,000 free books!
New Haven Reads packs and delivers books to Yale New Haven Hospital, the Hill Health Center, and a long list of nursery schools, shelters, and senior centers, as well as area schools and individual classrooms. You’ll even see a shelf of free books at New Haven-Tweed Airport!
Pre-K and Kindergarten Programs
These programs are designed for children who are struggling in kindergarten. Participants are seen for two hours each week for individual tutoring and work on fundamental literacy skills.
In addition to individual tutoring, New Haven Reads offers a variety of clubs during the summer session. To participate a child must be enrolled in our one-on-one tutoring program during the school year.
Summer Literacy Camp
Our kindergarten Literacy Camp expands the reading and language skills of children who will be entering first grade.