The Opening Doors for Children program serves thousands of children and schools.  Our volunteers work in their communities by helping students in need of tutors, mentors and role models.


Opening Doors for Children enriches the learning opportunities of young people and affirms that we can make a difference in a child's life.  The program is about helping a child with reading comprehension or providing the opportunity for a student to take home a book his or her family could not afford.  It's about proving to a foster child that there are constants in life, like a mentor, or providing a child in need with a caring tutor.


Following is a list of our programs:



Boston Partners in Education

Josiah Quincy Elementary School

Josiah Quincy Upper School

Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project

Coordinators - William Biddings, John Fanciullo, Nick Hasenfus and Pam Poindexter



Christopher House

Franklin Fine Arts Center

Coordinators - Mark Burkland, Steve Elrod, Lisa Kpor, Marko Lawson and Tom Woodrow



Reading Partners North Texas

Coordinator - Eric Pfeifle



The First Tee of Denver

Coordinator – Max Shaffer


Fort Lauderdale

North Fork Elementary School

United Way Reading Pals

Coordinators - Judith Kreitzer, Betty Lloyd



Yellowstone College Prep

Coordinators - Agnes Doyle, Andrea James and Latonya McPherson



S. P. Livingston Elementary School

Coordinator - Michelle Borandi


Los Angeles

Step Up Women’s Network

Coordinators - Danielle Garcia, Samantha Holloway and Kimberly Lyons



Do the Write Thing

Miami Edison High School

NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline

Read to a Child at Downtown Miami Charter School

Coordinators - Ed Ramos and Esther Rodriguez


New York City

Brooklyn Preparatory High School

Development School for Youth (DSY)

Legal Outreach, Inc.

PENCIL Partnership Program

Coordinators - Maria Favuzza, Loren Forrest, Chris Nolan and Ben Wilson


Brookshire Elementary School

John Young Elementary School

Orlando Day Nursery

Street Law

Coordinators - Robert Davis and Kathy Molhem


San Francisco

Yick Wo Elementary School

Coordinator - Mele Finau-Nikolao



Back to School Shop Event
Stamford Family YMCA

United Way Business to Books Read-A-Thon

Coordinator - Dawn Rudenko



John Germany Young Readers Initiative

Rampello K-8 Magnet School

Coordinators - Brandon Faulkner, Paul McDermott and Kendall Wilson



Houston Elementary School

Just the Beginning—Mock Trial Competition

NALP/Street Law Legal Diversity Pipeline Program

Coordinators - Kyrus Freeman and Kwamina Williford


West Palm Beach

Urban Youth Impact

Coordinators - Paul Lawler, Seth Welner and Matthew Zimmerman




Click here to view a brief video outlining the Opening Doors for Children program.