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

6,180 students

Between Springboard Afterschool, Summer, and academic year programming, we served a total of 6,180 students in 2018.

School partners

55 sites

In 2018, we supported families and teachers at 55 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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summer

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summer

Springboard Summer is a five-week literacy program that combines daily reading instruction, weekly parent workshops, teacher coaching, and incentives for families.

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afterschool

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afterschool

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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schoolyear

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schoolyear

Springboard Schoolyear is a blueprint improving K-3 literacy outcomes by embedding parent-teacher collaboration into daily school and family life.

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app

Springboard@home is an app that helps families cultivate and sustain home literacy habits.

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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.