Catch Up & Read


Since 2009, Catch Up & Read has been on a mission to equip children in underserved communities to read on grade level by 3rd grade so they can graduate from high school and break the generational cycle of poverty.

Program Description

Catch Up & Read (CAR) focuses on equipping certified teachers with evidence-based literacy practices that give children from underserved communities the reading foundations they need to succeed in school and life. CAR addresses the reading gap in at-risk elementary students using two key strategies: 1) Training teachers for improved classroom instruction, ensuring all students access high-quality education and 2) Providing after-school tutoring led by CAR-Trained teachers to reinforce classroom learning. Teacher-led tutoring takes place for two hours after school and includes four key components: movement (exercise), SEL, interactive read aloud, and a targeted intervention group.

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Academic Intervention
Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Dallas, TX
States of Operation
Operation Locations
Dallas, Texas
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
Early Literacy,
English Language Arts (ELA),
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade
Languages Offered
English and Spanish
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
American Indian or Alaska Native .01%, Asian 0.99%, Black or African American 23.5%, Hispanic or Latino 62.2%, and White 13.3%.
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Tutor-Student Ratio
Number of Sessions Per Week
Two days per week
Number of Minutes Per Session
91-120 minutes
Number of Weeks Per Program
> 38 weeks
Does your program engage with parents?
Family Engagement Description

 To support scheduling, Sharing tutoring session content , Reporting attendance, Sharing academic progress, Sharing social or emotional progress, Accessing student information, Sharing at-home support suggestions, Family/Caregiver survey, Goal setting and monitoring progress toward goals. 

Organization Type
Customer Type
District, School, and Student.
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Type of Tutor
Certified Teacher and K-12 Paraprofessional/Teaching Assistant/Aide.
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
Contact Name
Martha Bujanda

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