The Lucy Project


The Lucy Project advocates for children who struggle to read and provides full and fair access to evidence-based literacy intervention. We envision a future where all children read.

Program Description:

The Lucy Project offers several programs designed to improve literacy among disadvantaged children. Here is an overview of the key programs:

The Literacy Hub:
Initiated in May 2022, The Literacy Hub focuses on transforming the lives of disadvantaged children struggling with literacy by providing one-on-one reading intervention, training teachers in evidence-based literacy instruction, and supplying laptops to students​​​​.

Literacy Bootcamp:
This program provides intensive literacy training for teachers, incorporating Structured Literacy training, apprenticeships, and workshops. It aims to enhance teachers' abilities to deliver high-quality literacy instruction and intervention​.

Science of Reading Literacy Summit:
This annual summit focuses on enhancing educators' understanding of the Science of Reading through evidence-based practices. It provides a platform for educators to learn from specialists and collaborate to improve literacy instruction​​.

Professional Learning for Teachers:
The Lucy Project employs instructional coaching as a professional development tool. Coaches work with teachers to support and improve their instructional practices, ultimately enhancing student learning outcomes​​.

Type of service
Tutoring Program,
Academic Intervention
Year Started
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Miami, FL
States of Operation
Operation Locations
Coral Gables, Cutler Bay, Delray, Doral, Goulds, Hialeah, Homestead, Miami, Miami Beach, Miami Gardens, Miami Shores, Miramar, North Miami Beach, Orlando, Palmetto Bay and Weston.
Most recent number of students served
Subject Offered
Grade Levels
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade,
4th Grade
Languages Offered
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
80% Hispanic or Latino, and 20% white
During School
Out of School
Delivery Mode
Tutor-Student Ratio
1:1, ≥ 1:6
Number of Sessions Per Week
Five days per week
Number of Minutes Per Session
46-60 minutes
Number of Weeks Per Program
> 38 weeks
Does your program engage with parents?
Organization Type
Customer Type
District, Nonprofit, School, Student
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Type of Tutor
Certified Teacher ,Pre-Service Teacher, K-12 Paraprofessional/Teaching Assistant/Aide, Volunteer
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
Contact Name
Sandra Bermudez
Contact Email

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