Reading Center, The
The Reading Center's mission is to serve the needs of people affected by dyslexia.
Review Completed: 2/14/2011
847 5th St. N.W.
Rochester, MN 55901
|Other Names Used
||Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota, Inc.
||Cindy Russell, Executive Director
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||Accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators
||Terri Edwards, M.D.
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Most Recent 990
Most Recent Audit
The Reading Center provided testing to 70 students and screenings to over 100 students in 2010. Our tutors provided over 8,700 sessions of Educational Therapy for 147 students. 86 students enrolled in our month-long summer program, Best of Basics. TRC trained 30 educators and parents in the Orton-Gillingham approach, and trained 21 teachers in our specialized classroom teacher training for Rochester district elementary schools. Over the course of four years, the 81 trained classroom teachers reach approximately 2,400 students each year, and many times more over their teaching career.
The Reading Center offered free educational outreach presentations to the public, in 2010 reaching double the number of parents as we reached in 2009. We provided 16 free presentations to 446 adults. We provided over $55,000 in scholarships to 69 individuals in need of testing, tutoring or classes.
I. To host a 60th Anniversary event in 2011 to highlight the work of the Reading Center.
II. Expand the number of pre-schools receiving Reading Readiness programming.
III. Expand the Classroom Infusion Training in order to train all K - 3 Rochester District teachers within 5 years.
IV. Gather, organize and analyze outcomes data from our programming.
V. Increase public awareness of the Reading Center's programming through marketing.
VI. Provide online tutoring to increase our reach and impact.
Community or Constituency Served
Struggling readers of all ages.
Geographic Area Served
Minnesota, primarly southern Minnesota and some Twin Cities
Impact and Programs
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|Based on information provided on 2007 to 2009