The GO Project provides year-round educational and family support programs for 700 New York City public school children (K-8) who are performing below grade level.
During and in the aftermath of the global pandemic, we have provided a number of different supports to GO. First, we supported a strategic partnership between GO and Reading Go, to provide weekly, 1:1 literacy instruction for K-2 students. All students’ reading levels grew at a faster rate than what was expected of them during the school year.
Building on the literacy intervention success, we helped GO continue this literacy elevation with a strategic partnership with another program – the SIPPS curriculum. SIPPS is aimed at students in grades 3-5 who are in need of foundational skill building and reading proficiency assistance. One hundred percent of the students receiving the SIPPS instruction demonstrated growth on all domains of the nationally recognized Acadience assessment. GO continues both SIPPS and Reading Go on its own, without Heckscher funding.
We also supported an intervention (called Get More Math) to students in grades 3-8 who have not developed these skills, to mitigate and close persistent gaps once the students enter middle and high school.