Charleston Promise Neighborhood needs volunteers

Photo Source: Charleston Promise Neighborhood
Photo Source: Charleston Promise Neighborhood

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Charleston Promise Neighborhood is looking for volunteers to make a difference in the lives of children.

The organization is recruiting for a reading program at designated schools.

Reading Partners Charleston, a volunteer-based nonprofit literacy organization, needs volunteer tutors. The organization offers one-on-one literacy tutoring to struggling readers in under-resourced elementary schools in Charleston, Berkeley and Florence counties.

Volunteer tutors meet with a student for one hour each week and use a research-proven curriculum, to help students develop and practice skills crucial to reading proficiently.

In 2014-15, 77 percent of the students enrolled in the program accelerated their rate of learning, and 67 percent narrowed their literacy gaps with their peers who read at grade level.

The program is currently serving 570 students, but another 250 are waiting for a tutor.

For more information or to sign up, visit

You may also get more information by calling Alexis Johns at (843) 860-3915.

Charleston Promise Neighborhood also asks that if you are making a year-end donation, please consider CPN. If you make a contribution before Dec. 31, it will be doubled through CPN's Five Year Anniversary Challenge Fund.  Go to to donate today.

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