Closing the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school.
Springboard Collaborative closes the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school. We coach educators and family members to help kids learn to read by 4th grade. Springboard envisions a world in which all children have the requisite literacy skills to access life opportunities.
Between Springboard Afterschool, Summer, and academic year programming, we served a total of 9,025 students in 2020.
In 2020, we supported families and teachers at 108 programming sites across the Bay Area, Fresno, Salinas, San Jose, Stockton, Detroit, Manor, DC, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Providence, Norwalk, Baltimore, and New York.
By December 31, 2022, Springboard will help 100,000 students reach reading goals and 30,000 students read on grade level.
“Now I have a new set of skills. Like making predictions about a book — I had never thought of that. These things are very exciting to me. So the skills don’t just go to me, they go to the whole family, the whole block really.”
Independence Charter School
Meet David Williams. He is a single father trying to help his sons—Daiquin and David Jr.—beat the odds. Their neighborhood school was closed, and David did not himself graduate high school. Listen as he describes what Springboard has meant for his family.
“Reading is learning and learning is knowledge that no one can take away. Springboard helps children gain this knowledge.”
“Seeing parents teaching their children to read, it’s the most powerful thing I’ve seen in education.”
“Springboard gave me the platform and support I needed to establish a working relationship with families. By identifying and communicating a single reading goal, the teacher and the family can work together with the scholar to troubleshoot reading obstacles and allow growth.”
Lisanne, Teacher, Philadelphia
“My reading is getting faster and faster. I’m sounding like a storyteller!”
“The Springboard platform provides teachers, parents, and their students with a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning reading. The various features such as the weekly family workshops and team huddles show how useful it is to involve parents in the teaching of their students.”
“From my experience, Springboard gives teachers a way to develop instructional relationships with families by engaging and informing them of students’ progress on a daily basis. This is a wonderful feature because ongoing feedback is necessary in developing reading comprehension skills. Springboard is comprehensive and I would recommend it to any school system.”
Who we are
Springboard coaches, trains, and supports the teachers in each of our school partners. By collaborating with parents, they are transforming students’ lives.