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STAIR (Start the Adventure in Reading) Introduction from Stair NOLA on Vimeo.

About Us

STAIR is a volunteer-based, non-profit children’s literacy organization that provides free reading tutors for 1st -  3st grade students from participating New Orleans area public schools.  We operate 29 tutoring sites serving 250 students in Orleans, Jefferson, St. Tammany and Plaquemines parishes. More than 300 volunteers participate in our program each year.

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Start the Adventure in Reading (STAIR)
1545 State St.
New Orleans, LA 70118

Attention Parents
Are you interested in having your 1st, 2nd or 3rd grade child receive free, one-on-one tutoring during the 2014-15 school year? Contact the STAIR office at 899-0820 or melissa@stairnola.org for more information.
New for Tutors! STAIR Curriculum Guide and Videos on Reading
STAIR’s Curriculum Guide: provides a comprehensive review of curriculum components, routines and strategies. Reading Videos: view videos on Shared Reading, Assisted Reading, and The Four Keys to Success. To access this information, please visit the following link. Tutor Resources
Tutor Spotlight
Tutor Spotlight

Kweilyn Murphy jumped at the opportunity to work, play, and live in the city of New Orleans. But, for Kweilyn, there’s more to life; and that more is being of service to others. After researching STAIR, Kweilyn realized that the program would be a perfect fit for her.
“I am proud and honored to be a part of STAIR, an organization that functions on the fuel of staff and volunteers who are proud to help children access and strengthen their reading foundation. Surely, building these skills will transfer and help to bring other areas to life.”
Kweilyn tutors at STAIR's John Calvin Presbyterian Church site.