Carmel Hill New York partners with over 50 schools in New York City to support primary and secondary aged students’ literacy proficiency and love of reading by providing educators with the means to motivate reading practice, monitor progress, and refine instruction. We believe that reading and literacy are critical in enabling youth to not only advance academically and professionally, but formulate a point of view and contribute to society.
We ensure that partnering schools possess a minimum of 10 books per student and have gifted over 2 million books to school libraries and classrooms.
We supply partnering schools with the necessary technology for blended learning practices and have gifted over 500,000 devices to equip labs and classrooms.
We offer core professional development modules totaling 20+ hours of training and our Implementation Specialists provide partnering schools with ongoing coaching on independent reading practice, assessment data analysis, and instructional planning solutions.
“So it is with children who learn to read fluently and well: They begin to take flight into whole new worlds as effortlessly as young birds take to the sky.”William James
Our principal focus is the provision of cutting-edge education software, including reading practice and literacy assessment solutions, while providing partnering schools with the necessary literature and technology to succeed in program implementation.
Implementation Specialists provide premiere support and coaching on independent reading best practices, and using data to guide student grouping, progress monitoring, interventions, and differentiated instructional planning.
The Carmel Hill Fund Library Project supports school libraries through design and renovation, literature selection, and consultative services. Our Library Specialists work closely with librarians to acquire materials that reflect the needs of the entire school community and align with curriculum requirements.
Supports schools with social emotional programming, educational field trips and author visits, as well as sponsorship for high performing students’ participation in summer gifted and talented camps and preparation for specialized high school entry.
The Carmel Hill Fund Education Program is a national organization, but our impact can be felt most strongly in the communities in which we work.