NCNW helps improve Black children’s reading efficiency


Reading proficiency rates for Black children have been well below the national average for years. To help improve Black children’s reading efficiency, the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW), View Park, created a tutoring program for children in kindergarten and elementary school.

One of several issues that school teachers have are large class sizes, making it difficult to give children the attention that they need. NCNW members Janet Taylor, Gwen Ribbs, Lisa Weston, Darlene Hunt, and Diane Carter help the children in small groups, and sometimes one-on-one, to improve their reading abilities, pronounce words, and improve their grammar.


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