What We Do

Love
& Learning
Together

Core Values

  • Loving, affirming, and respectful atmosphere
  • Education that transforms and encourages each child to reach his/her full potential
  • Accountability and careful stewardship of community resources
  • Results, driven by high quality, systematic approach and academic rigor
  • Needs of children drive where resources are allocated

Success Stories

    "I have been a volunteer tutor at the Community of Peace ... and being a part of the ESLC program has been extremely fulfilling. With every tutoring session I see a new spark of excitement about reading, whether it's because the child has sounded out a new word or is so excited about the topic of the book that it prompts him to talk about connections with his own experiences. The program is designed and implemented very skillfully, and it would be wonderful to see the program reach a greater number of students."
    Gail Engstrom

Key Ingredients

  • One-on-one time with caring adults
  • Personalized lessons prepared by licensed educators
  • Progress monitoring
  • Certified tutors and trained volunteers
  • Programming embedded in schools and connected to teachers
  • Effective use of resources

Our Program Goals

  • To be a major force in ensuring that all children have the opportunity to read at grade level before 4th grade
  • To empower children to be successful in school and society
  • To assist parents in helping their children become the best readers possible

"To learn to read is to light a fire; every syllable that is spelled out is a spark." -Victor Hugo