The Greater Pittsburgh Literacy Council and the OASIS Institute announced today that they are teaming up to help tutor children in the Pittsburgh and Woodland Hills school districts.
In the partnership, the literacy council will manage the Pittsburgh office and look for ways to make the program grow.
Since 2001, OASIS volunteers -- who are age 50 and older -- have been tutoring students in K-3 who are below grade level in reading.
Last year, the volunteers helped in 23 city schools and six schools in Woodland Hills.
The literacy council is known for its adult literacy programs and has two family literacy centers in Whitehall and Downtown serving parents and their children.
"If we can catch literacy problems at a young age, then we won't have to see these students later in our adult education programs," Don Block, the council's executive director, said in a press release.
OASIS President Marcia Kerz said the partnership is a "natural fit."
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