Reach Incorporated is a highly-successful out-of-school-time program serving 250 participants at 5 sites in the District of Columbia. We hire teens to be elementary school reading tutors, creating academic benefit for both the students and their tutors.


Reach Incorporated develops grade-level readers and capable leaders by preparing teens to serve as tutors and role models for younger students, resulting in improved literacy outcomes for both.


When entrusted with real responsibility and held accountable for results, teens who are experiencing significant academic and social challenges engage differently in the educational process and with their community, thereby improving themselves and their world.

Read comments from Executive Director Mark Hecker about the tremendous impact of the Many Hands grant.

Impact Grant: $100,000