Houston ISD





Houston is in a literacy crisis, and it will take everyone — schools, families, community — to help provide this basic skill that can make the difference between lifelong learning & achievement or frustration & failure. —Houston ISD


Serving in Houston ISD

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Houston ISD has committed to ensuring that every child is reading on grade level by the end of 3rd grade. As a Read Houston Read volunteer, you’ll spend 30 minutes a week reading with a 1st-grader in person or online. What a simple but powerful way for you, your small group, or your church to transform the lives of kids right in your very own neighborhood — just by reading with kids in your local school! School by school, neighborhood by neighborhood, we can transform Houston together! Find out more about Read Houston Read here.
If your church wants to do more, complete a Partner Intake Form, indicate how your congregation can help, and Houston ISD will connect your church with an appropriate school. You can also email any Principal directly to ask how you can serve (cc: Community Relations Liaison, Lawrence Allen, to ensure a quick response). Find out more about Houston ISD’s Faith-Based Partnerships here.
Don’t reinvent the wheel! Check out Houston ISD’s Community Resource Guide here.

Organizations Serving Students

If you or your church would prefer to serve through an established organization, consider developing a long-term partnership with one of these nonprofits doing great work with students and families:

Know of another organization serving students in Houston ISD? Let us know!

Find a school near you

Search our Map of Greater Houston Schools.

  • Filter by District or click on the magnifying glass to search for a school near you.
  • Click on a marker for more information about a specific school.

Note: Schools with current partners may still have opportunities for volunteers to serve. Contact the school directly to determine partnership opportunities.

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