Making a Difference!

With your support, we’ve been able to
increase the number of children served by 283%
and reduce our per-student cost by more than 60%!
And we are seeing 47.8% greater fluency gains!


We were
profiled on
The Today Show!


Make It Better
award winner!

SitStayRead was honored
as a winner of the
Make It Better
Philanthropy Awards!


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47.8% greater
fluency gains!

Read Loyola’s evaluation of
SitStayRead and learn more about
these exciting results that show how
much we are making a difference!



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Out latest happenings...

  • Bob Rohrman Auto Group and WGN-TV gave us a van!

    WGN-TV’s “Chicago’s Very Own Helping Hand” will be choosing four different Chicagoland non-profits to profile throughout the year, recognizing them for their contributions. This year, Bob Rohrman Auto Group’s 15 Chicagoland dealerships will lend a hand by awarding these deserving organizations with a Pre-Owned Minivan. And the very first recipient […]
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  • Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs

    Soggy Paws presents Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America’s Sidecar Dogs, a feature-length documentary film by Eric Ristau and Geneva Liimatta about dogs in sidecars! It’s playing one night only in Chicago, and 100% of ticket sales go to SitStayRead, a non-profit that brings certified reading-assistance dogs into Chicago […]
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  • 2014 Philanthropy Awards: SitStayRead

    Originally posted on the make it better website on February 25, 2015 Almost everyone likes dogs—the cuddling, the love. SitStayRead, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the love of learning and improving literacy proficiency for at-risk kids, capitalizes on that idea. Dogs allow SitStayRead (SSR) to tackle the sobering issue of […]
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