Reading Express Program


Members continue their work to enhance the language arts and literacy skills of early elementary students. In 2004, Assistance League of Northern Virginia established a new reading enhancement program for the first grade students identified as at-risk at Providence Elementary School. The chapter purchased tape recorders, recorded a library of books and prepared educational materials for the new books-on-tape program called Reading Express. This home-based reading program aims to increase students' at-home reading frequency and overall reading fluency, as well as increase a parents' participation in their children's reading development. 

For the 2015-2016 school year members gave 510 tutoring sessions enhancing the language skills and reading comprehension of these at-risk students at Providence Elementary School in Fairfax, VA.  We look forward to another productive school year in 2016-2017!

For additional information you may contact us at or email our Reading Express Coordinator Mary Ann Cadin at 

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