Communities Rising

Impact Report on Community Rising’s Literacy Project Program

Program activities
Communities Rising's Literacy Project is a language arts program that teaches English to underserved primary school students in India with a focus on reading.



$40 increases an Indian primary school student's English reading ability by 30 percentage points.


Communities Rising and third ­party evaluator Catalyst Management Services conducted a quasi-experimental difference-­in-­differences study to estimate impact.

Data source
Communities Rising and a third ­party evaluator conducted baseline and endline surveys facilitated by a trained enumerator.

Attribution method
Third­ party evaluators tracked all students in grades 1–5 from all five intervention schools and an equal number of control schools in the same district (Villupuram district,Tamil Nadu).

This report was created by Communities Rising with self­-reported data using ImpactMatters' impact reporting platform. This report covers August 2017 to May 2018.

Elijah Goldberg