Fort Worth has formed an unprecedented coalition of business, civic, education, philanthropic, nonprofit and volunteer leaders to ensure that 100 percent of Fort Worth third-graders are reading to learn – not learning to read – by 2025.
Read Fort Worth has extraordinary leadership in Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth school district Superintendent Kent Scribner and Matt Rose, executive chairman of BNSF Railway, who will lead the partnership’s executive council.
City of Fort Worth
Fort Worth ISD
North Texas Community Foundation
United Way of Tarrant County
Amon G. Carter Foundation
Rainwater Charitable Foundation
Sid W. Richardson Foundation
Kleinheinz Family Foundation
The Miles Foundation
The Morris Foundation
G.W. Rawl Foundation
Walton Family Foundation
Read Fort Worth will serve as a backbone organization that connects and supports existing initiatives, programs and providers through data, communications, and facilitation to dramatically improve early childhood results. The partnership will begin with a tight focus on the Fort Worth school district and its 34,000 students in pre-K through third grade while laying a foundation for an effort that can grow to serve and partner with organizations across the region.
across the city toward shared attainment of community early childhood goals
of the early education system to drive results through actionable data, communications and facilitation.