What if I told you it only takes $200 to help a child close reading gaps and improve comprehension?

You can give intentionally to help a student close learning gaps perpetuated by our recent pandemic or other life circumstances that impact their ability to thrive in the classroom.

Who We Are

Needle Movers for Social Equity is a non-profit organization working to create equity in academics as well as mend the pain of inequity through Biblical Literacy.

We focus our work around three pillars:

  • Closing reading gaps for 1st – 8th grade students, with a focus on marginalized communities.

  • Healing broken hearts from the pain of injustice and inequity by guiding through inductive Bible study that helps you know God more.

  • Creating a culture of equity through Biblical spiritual formation.

Our Mission

We believe that true equity can be achieved as we seek the heart of God regarding restoration and renewal, but no matter your faith or spiritual beliefs, every person can contribute to creating a more equitable society.

Our desire is to come alongside schools, churches, organizations, corporations, families and communities in order to help them create and sustain cultures and practices that support racial equality.

We are focused on raising the funds needed to support our R.I.S.E for Literacy Program.

R.I.S.E. (Reimagining Individualized Student Education) for Literacy is a reading comprehension program that supplements the reading skills and standards taught in the American classroom.

Our program is tailored for 1:1 student support, and designed to help a student reading below grade level strengthen in ability and close comprehension gaps.

We work hard to choose books for our program that highlight diverse lived perspectives and protagonists in order to layer learning with cultural competence and love for humanity for both the student and the tutor.


We can do this together.

Our R.I.S.E. (Reimagining Individualized Student Education) for Literacy Program is currently supporting tutoring initiatives in America in their work with elementary and middle school children.

We’ve completed two of four curriculum cycles for our program (Cycles 1 & 2). Our current goal is to now complete our Cycle 3 elementary and middle school curriculums as we partner with tutors, schools, and parents in their work to overcome learning deficits caused by the COVID-19 pandemic or other barriers to education experienced by marginalized students.

A gift of $200 pays for 1 completed lesson
A gift of $1,000 supports 5 completed lessons
A gift of $ 2,000 supports 10 completed lessons

Learn more about our R.I.S.E. Reading Comprehension Program by watching the short video below.

Our R.I.S.E. Reading Curriculum has been written for 3rd and 6th grade reading levels, which are important placement testing years for students.

In order to meet the needs of students in other grades, we currently scaffold our curriculum to address their specific academic support needs.

Here’s what tutors have to say about working with our R.I.S.E. curriculum.

Your donation will help us add the following to our program:

Complete all 4 Curriculum Cycles

Both our elementary and middle school curriculums cycle through four years of content, which keeps a student from repeating the same lessons from year to year. Elementary cycles from 1st – 4th grade, and Middle School cycles from 5th – 8th grade.

Add a Decoding Solution for early readers

We desire to add an early-reader tier to our curriculum that supports Prek – 1st grade students who are learning phonics and are beginner readers.

Add a Decoding Solution for Older Students

Sometimes older students still need help learning phonics and decoding, but are embarrased to use books and resources used with younger children. We desire to create decoding support that considers the the unique needs of older children.

Add Summer Enrichment

Create a 6-week summer enrichment curriculum for tutors to use that improves retention for students and minimize the “summer slide” – loss of learning that’s common during summer breaks.

Your generous support will play an important part in making the above a reality. We invite you to prayerfully participate in our Fundraising Campaign.