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

Springboard Mission

Our mission

To close the literacy gap by coaching teachers, training family members, and cultivating reading habits so that our scholars have the requisite 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

4,166 students

Since launching, Springboard has grown its reach from 40 to over 4,000 students.

School partners

40 sites

In 2017, we supported families and teachers at 40 programming sites across the Bay Area, DC, Philadelphia, and New York.

The Springboard approach

Springboard is about collaborative goal-setting. Teachers and families work together to set a measurable reading goal specific to each child. With a common goal and a clear plan, teachers and parents leverage each other’s strengths to nurture successful readers.

Springboard Mission

Our offerings

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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.