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Reading Proficiency Program

We provide a highly enriched English Language Arts tutorial program designed to meet the literacy needs of students 6 to 12 years of age. 


THE READING PROFICIENCY PROGRAM is an individualized tutorial program designed to enhance the literacy skills for at-risk students to ensure they are reading at grade level proficiency. 

THE TUTORIAL PROGRAM will be under the direction of NCNW volunteer credentialed teachers as well as volunteer instructors from various other professions. 

ALL LITERACY VOLUNTEERS will follow the same academic curriculum and collaborate with the regular day school teachers, program directors, and parents to provide continuity in instruction and to guarantee that students complete the required extended learning program assignments.

Our objective is to improve the literacy, outcomes for at-risk students within the community by ensuring that students are reading at grade-level proficiency as measured by the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).

We envision all students in our community acquiring the literacy skills needed to ensure college and career readiness.

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The Reading Proficiency Program is committed to improving the literacy skills for all students. Our goal is to eliminate below standard performance on state-mandated tests. 

California adopted the Common Core State Standards in 2010 along with 45 other states to guarantee academic equality throughout the nation. We will adhere to the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts. 


The English Language Arts instruction that we will provide in our tutorial program will focus on the following literacy strands: 1) Reading, 2) Writing, 3) Speaking and 4) Listening.

The instructional methods and materials will be determined according to the needs of each student and day school recommendations. 


The California Department of Education provides resources for parents seeking additional information about the California Common Core State Standards for all subjects as well as other requirements pertaining to technology, college, and careers.

Program Schedule

3:00p - 3:15p  Arrival/Attendance (Snacks)

3:15p - 3:20p  Clean Up 

3:20p - 3:30p  Guided Group Instruction (Speaking/Listening)

3:30p - 4:10p  Individualized Instruction (Reading/Writing)

4:10p - 4:15p  Closure/Review/Exit

4:15p - 4:20p  Clean Up 

4:20p - 4:30p  Departure


Note: All students must be picked-up by 4:30 PM 

We will provide tutoring during the academic calendar 


-Mary McLeod Bethune


Free nutritious snacks will be served to all students. A sample menu will consist of the following California Nutritional Standards for healthy snacks:



Ms. Dianne Lewis-Carter 
Ms. Darlene Hunt 
Ms. Carolyn McGruder

Ms. Gwen Ribbs 
Ms. Janet Taylor 
Ms. Lisa Weston


The Reading Proficiency Program complies with applicable federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, age, disability or sex. 


Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune 


President Emerita

Dr. Dorothy I. Height 


National Chair

Ms. Ingrid Saunders Jones 


Executive Director

Ms. Janice L. Mathis, Esq. 


View Park Section President

Fannie Robinson

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