Power Partners matches socially conscious organizations with children from Philadelphia classrooms for literacy coaching sessions running from October through May of each school year. Children receive academic support at corporate and non-profit sites across the city, are exposed to positive adult role models, and experience authentic volunteerism in the workplace.

 Power Partners 

What It Is

Since 1998, the Philadelphia READS Power Partners program has provided a creative blend of literacy enrichment, mentoring, and career education for over 12,000 Philadelphia public school students in grades 1 – 3. Throughout this time, volunteer “power partners” have donated approximately 450,000 hours, meeting with their students on a weekly basis for one-on-one literacy coaching. Power Partners do more than help students to build their literacy skills, they inspire them as living examples of how an education can lead to success!

This Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program connects corporations and professional organizations with students from Philadelphia’s public and charter classrooms. The relationship ratio is 1:1 and maintained for the entire school year.

Starting in August 2019, the Power Partners program will be administered by Achieve Now. Achieve Now has proven capacity to build students’ foundational skills, particularly phonemic awareness and phonics. The union of Achieve Now and Philadelphia READS will increase our capacity to individualize instruction to each student in our program. Together, we can support young readers who need foundational skills building while simultaneously developing advanced comprehension strategies in those already reading at or above grade level.

Just how powerful are our “power” partners? Our research shows that low-achieving students who participate in our Power Partners program make significant advancements in their reading levels within the school year. Our Power Partners program is making a difference!

Get Involved

Think your organization would be a great Power Partner? Email programs@achieve-now.com to learn more about becoming one of our Power Partners!

 2019-2020 power Partners 


Environmental Protection Agency

First Judicial Courts - Common Pleas

Philadelphia Law Department

School District of Philadelphia

US Attorney's Office

US Court of Appeals

 past power partners 

AmeriChoice of Pennsylvania

Beneficial Savings Bank

Board of Pensions of the Presbyterian Church

Buchanan Ingersoll

Citizens Bank

Community College of Philadelphia

City of Philadelphia Department of Human Services


Dow Jones Chemical


First Judicial District - Office of Prothonotary


Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin

Harvey, Pennington, Cabot, Griffith & Renneisen Ltd.

Jefferson Hospital

Jewish Community Services Building

Kleinbard, LCC

Lincoln Financial Management Group

Mellon Bank

Methodist Hospital

Montgomery, McCracken, Walker & Rhoads

Office of Curriculum and Instruction

Philadelphia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Philadelphia Newspapers, Inc.

Philadelphia Eagles Youth Partnership

PNC Center City & Eastwick & New Jersey


Rohm and Haas Company


Saul Ewing, LLP

Stradley Ronon Stevens & Young, Inc.

Wolf Block Schorr & Solic-Cohen LLP


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