Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Harlem RBI, Inc.


Name of organization:

Harlem RBI, Inc.

Primary location:

333 E. 100th Street
New York, NY 10029

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

Rich Berlin

LEAs where service will be provided:

New York City Public Schools


Years provider has delivered service:

7 years


Evidence that services have been effective:

The Readers' Workshop curriculum that the Harlem RBI SES Program will use has been effective in improving student achievement in reading, as evidenced by the report of an independent evaluator and assessment data of students who participated in Harlem RBI's programs.  The SRI results revealed that 86% of students maintained or made improvement in reading skills, showing no summer learning loss.  Specifically, 48% of students showed improvement in their reading abilities, while 38% of remained consistent. 
Among the key finding regarding the 2005 rubric data are that:
-95% of youth improved their ability to give a detailed summary and critique of readings
-93% of youth improved their basic reading comprehension skills
-91% of youth maintained or improved their ability to stay engaged with a text.


Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

Harlem RBI's SES Program is modeled after its Readers' Workshop, which has been providing reading and ELA instruction to at-risk youth in its REAL Kids summer programs.


Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grades 3-8


Content area(s) provider will serve:



Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

4 Sessions per week


Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

1 hour 45 minutes


Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

Summer Program: 1.75 morning hours on weekdays (Monday-Thursday)

School Year Program: 1.75 hours after school on weekdays (Monday-Thursday)


Type of instruction:

Small group; Not to exceed teacher: student ratio of 1:8 (Average ratio of 1:5)


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

The needs of students with disabilities will be addressed and provided with SES tutoring as needed by NYS-certified special education teachers.


Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Harlem RBI's staff is prepared to provide tutoring to English language learners.  Furthermore, Harlem RBI will recruit and retain tutors with foreign language proficiency, as necessary, to accommodate the needs of such students.


Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

All services will be supervised by NYS certified and NYC licensed teachers.


Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Students will be given pre-and post-assessments during summer SES programs.  Students will be given pre-, interim and post-assessments during school year SES programs.  The results of the assessments will be presented, in writing, to the district and to parents via mail.


Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)



Additional relevant information:


Last Updated: April 26, 2012