Welcome

Our vision: Every child in Alexandria can read and succeed!

Our mission: To help Alexandria City Public School students read on or above grade level by the end of kindergarten and first grade.

ATC in the News!

WJLA spotlighted ATC’s work in its feature on Giving Tuesday. Thank you, ABC7 for raising awareness about this campaign!

“The commitment and dedication of ATC volunteers at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy has had a positive impact on our students’ continued growth in reading. We credit the one-on-one support between adult and child as instrumental in the overall academic success in our school.”

Patricia Zissios, Ph.D., Principal of Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy

“The key was to have one-on-one personal attention, someone who actually knew what I was struggling with and had the knowledge to help me.  Ms. Louise helped me with comprehension, punctuation and reading smoothly, and showed me that books could be interesting.”

ChaJurnee Lomax, former Book Buddy, 2019 T.C. Williams graduate and current student at Norfolk State University