The E.L. Cord Foundation Center for Learning and Literacy is in the the College of Education Building on the University of Nevada, Reno campus. Over the many years, we have helped children learn to read and write. Our mission is to improve literacy instruction in Nevada through teacher education, and to provide literacy services to children in Northern Nevada. Our highly trained faculty and staff are dedicated to the advancement of literacy studies among all students.
Through the Regents’ Award Program and America Reads university students are trained to tutor in Reading Buddies programs at elementary schools in the area. This year we have had tutoring programs in three local elementary schools. Reading Buddies is a developmental literacy program for children who experience difficulties learning to read, write and spell, and has been shown to be an effective program to help children learn to read and write.