District solutions

What is Springboard Collaborative?

Springboard Collaborative coaches educators and families to help kids read on grade level. We help schools  dramatically improve outcomes by harnessing the untapped teaching potential within families.

Our 5-10 week Summer, Afterschool, and in-school literacy accelerators all include:

  • Personalized instruction for PreK-3rd graders (individual, small group, all class)
  • Weekly or biweekly workshops that train families to coach reading at home
  • Job-embedded professional development for teachers
  • An incentive structure that drives family-educator collaboration and equips families with learning tools

Our framework

For over a decade, Springboard Collaborative has coached families and educators to set goals together, practice evidence-based reading strategies, measure progress, and celebrate success. Our recipe for impact is a method we call Family-Educator Learning Accelerators (or FELAs). FELAs are 5-10-week cycles during which educators and families team up to help kids reach learning goals. They have six essential steps, which you can read more about here.


Why Springboard Collaborative?

School and district leaders choose to partner with Springboard Collaborative for a variety of reasons. Do any of these ring true for you?

  • You are committed to accelerating reading gains for marginalized student subgroups.
  • You want to invest in literacy solutions that build capacity for your educators.
  • You want to provide new skills to families to help them improve their child’s reading ability at home.
  • You value the convenience of turnkey features and on-demand management support.
  • You want to see quantifiable results year after year (two to three months of reading gains).

Get in touch

Springboard Collaborative can customize a 5-10 week program to meet the needs of your district or school community. Virtual or in-person, at any time of the year!

If you’d like to bring Springboard Collaborative to your school, get in touch!


How we partner

If you prefer the convenience and peace of mind that accompany a fully managed program, our flagship Summer and Afterschool offering comes with turnkey features and on-demand support.

You may also prefer our train-the-trainer approach, which allows your school or district to implement our playbook more independently and affordably. All of our offerings build the capacity of your teachers and leaders to sustain family-educator partnerships at your school(s).

Check out our case studies below to see how we’ve implemented programs in the past!



Merrick Academy

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Merrick Academy Case study



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Kaiser Elementary

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Kaiser Elementary Case study


Philadelphia, MS

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Philadelphia, MS Case study