Closing the literacy gap by closing the gap between home and school.

Springboard Mission

Our mission

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.

What We Do

Reading growth

3 month boost

Students consistently make at least 3 months of reading progress during each program session.

Students served

5,870 students

Between Springboard Afterschool, Summer, and academic year programming, we served a total of 5,870 students in 2019.

School partners

59 sites

In 2019, we supported families and teachers at 59 programming sites across the Bay Area, Fresno, DC, Philadelphia, Wilmington, Norwalk, Baltimore, and New York.

Vision 2022

By December 31, 2022, Springboard will help 100,000 students reach reading goals and 30,000 students read on grade level.

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Our offerings

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OST programs

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OST programs

Springboard Afterschool trains teachers to differentiate instruction and engage families in order to accelerate struggling readers’ progress during the academic year.

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Remote learning

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Remote learning

Springboard Learning Accelerators (SLA) provide the structure and support educators and families need to set and achieve reading goals.

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À la carte

Springboard

À la carte

Springboard can be tailored to combine a number of our online resources, family workshops, and PD focus areas to best fit your needs.

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Who we are

Staff

The staff behind Springboard are dreamers and doers with a common resolve. Check out their roles and bios.
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The board

Our national board members each have a unique superpower. Learn more about their expertise and acumen.

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School partners

These schools have taken a bold stand: demanding the best for their students and investing in partnerships that help them thrive.

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Funders

We are humbled by generous support from foundations, individuals, and corporations. In the words of a Springboard parent, “It takes a village.”

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Families

Parents’ love for their children is the greatest–and most underutilized–natural resource in education. Meet the families who fuel our engine of change.

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Teachers

Springboard coaches, trains, and supports the teachers in each of our school partners. By collaborating with parents, they are transforming students’ lives.