Welcome Power Partners!

Here you will find all of the forms and documents that you will need.


Power Partner Company Forms:

Contact Form


Contact List Template

Roles and Responsibilities

“All About Me”

Training Manual

Power Partner Training Presentation

Power Partner School Forms:

Contact Form

Waiver/Consent Form

Permission Slip

Parent Letter

Background Check Info:

Need to Complete Background Check(s)? Follow the Instructions Below:

For Child Abuse Clearance

1. Go to: https://epatch.state.pa.us/Home.jsp

2. Click ‘New Record Check (Volunteers Only)’ and enter personal information


For Criminal Clearance

1. Go to https://www.compass.state.pa.us/CWIS

2. Click “Create Individual Account” to create your Keystone ID

3. Select Volunteers having contact with children and list Philadelphia READS as the Agency Name


For FBI (if you have not lived in the state of PA for the past 10 years, or if you live outside of PA, you are required to complete an FBI Clearance in accordance to PA Law)

Register with Cogent online here: https://www.pa.cogentid.com/index_pdeNew.htm

Go to an FBI fingerprinting location, with a copy of your receipt from the above website. Please contact locations prior to your visit. This list is not exhaustive. You can elect to go to any FBI fingerprinting site that is convenient to you.


Fingerprinting Service

140 Chestnut St · (215) 925-3127

Open until 8:00 PM


South Street Business Center

Shipping Service

744 South St · (215) 592-8000

Open until 8:30 PM


The UPS Store

Shipping and Mailing Service

1735 Market St A · (215) 567-6006

Open until 7:00 PM


If you have any questions or need further assistance, email communications@philareads.org
or call 215-279-7450 ext. 207.