Little Village READS

Our literacy intervention program provides extra layers of after-school support to make sure your child develops reading skills that are so critical to their success.

Program Fact Sheet

After-School & Summer Program

Your child will receive 1-on-1 tutoring and participate in group activities to support reading comprehension, oral fluency and a love of reading in our fun after-school program.  Our summer program gives your child the opportunity to continue learning outside of the classroom and encourages learning retention.

We also host family reading events and give you tools to help your young reader grow at home.

For students in grades 1–3 at Daniel J. Corkery School and Epiphany Catholic School, by referral only; talk to your child's teacher about enrolling


M–Th, 2:30–5:00 pm

Tu–Th, 10:00 am–1:30 pm

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Little Village


Rachel Serra
Literacy Programs Manager
(773) 542-7617x23


Help a child improve their literacy skills, develop a love for reading, and succeed in school.

After-School Tutor

Work 1-on-1 and in small groups with children to help them become successful readers. 

Ideal Commitment: 1 day/week for one semester (2:30–5:00 pm)

Summer Volunteer

Read with students and help out during activities to support learning retention over the summer months.  

Ideal Commitment: 1 day/week (10:00 AM–1:30 PM)


91% of students


an entire grade level

in reading

3 family literacy nights

hosted in the community

promoted reading and learning together

37 volunteer tutors

provided instruction and support

to READS students




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There are no upcoming program events at this time.