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15th Annual State of Public Education Luncheon

Read Fort Worth was honored to take part in the 15th Annual State of Public Education Luncheon on Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Cendera Center. Executive Director Anel Mercado participated in the panel discussion alongside FWISD Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath. The panel was […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Wins $100,000 from Reliant

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 23, 2018) – Read Fort Worth won a $100,000 donation from “Reliant Gives” during a special presentation hosted by Fort Worth ISD at North Hi Mount Elementary this morning. Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, Fort Worth ISD Superintendent Dr. Kent P. Scribner, Read Fort Worth Executive Director Anel Mercado and Reliant […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Needs Your Vote to Receive $100,000 from Reliant

FORT WORTH, Texas (Oct. 3, 2018) – Read Fort Worth is one of three finalist organizations in the running for a $100,000 donation from “Reliant Gives,” a charitable-giving program from Reliant. The program expands the company’s community outreach across Texas, sharing the power of giving with local communities. Reliant Gives will help support initiatives that […] Read more

Cuban Donates $100,000 to Support YWLA Mission

Fort Worth ISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy will benefit from a generous $100,000 donation from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban.  The funds will come through Mr. Cuban’s recent donation to the Foundation for the Young Women’s Leadership Academy of Fort Worth. The Foundation, which supports the mission of Fort Worth ISD’s first and only single-gender […] Read more

Sep, 24, 2018

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FWISD Student Scholarship Offers Hit the $100 Million Mark

The Fort Worth ISD Class of 2018 set an important record before moving on to college and careers. New data shows that students earned $102.6 million in scholarships and grant offers. This continues the District’s trend over the last few years of significant increases in scholarship money: 2018 – $102.6 million 2017 – $65.5 million […] Read more

Sep, 18, 2018

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Star-Telegram: Want companies to come to Fort Worth? Help more children read, says business leader

From Fort Worth Star-Telegram: Fort Worth — Burlington Northern Executive Chairman Matt Rose offered a somber warning to business, community and social service leaders who gathered Monday to put more focus on childhood literacy. Fort Worth may be the nation’s 15th largest city, but if more emphasis isn’t placed on student success, it won’t be […] Read more

Fort Worth Business Community raises more than $100,000 for Classroom Library Campaign

Thank you Fort Worth Business Community for your generosity and commitment to the Classroom Library Campaign! More than $100,000 was raised this morning during a special breakfast at the Fort Wort Club hosted by Darien George of Mackenzie Eason. The Rainwater Charitable Foundation generously matched today’s gifts, bringing the total contributions to more than $200,000! […] Read more

Sep, 17, 2018

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Summer Scholars Cohort Partners Honored for Working to Prevent Summer Slide

71% of Students Assessed in Cohort Gained/Maintained Literacy Knowledge FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 14, 2018) – Read Fort Worth’s 2018 Summer Scholars Cohort demonstrated significant results in curbing summer learning loss, also referred to as “summer slide,” in the area of literacy thanks to a collaborative and coordinated community effort. According to results from the […] Read more

Support Read Fort Worth on North Texas Giving Day

Please join us to ensure that 100% of Fort Worth third-graders are reading on grade level by 2025! 100% of your gifts to Read Fort Worth on North Texas Giving Day (Sept. 20) will be used to purchase books AND every dollar you give will be matched by an anonymous donor! That means the impact […] Read more

Sep, 11, 2018

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Read Fort Worth welcomes Anel Mercado as Executive Director

Media Contact: Anel Mercado, anel.mercado@readfortworth.org For immediate release: Fort Worth (Aug. 31, 2018) – Read Forth Worth announced that Anel Mercado, former director of programs at Arizona Center for Youth Services, has been named Read Fort Worth’s next Executive Director. Mercado will assume the new role Sept. 5 and will lead the dynamic cross-sector Read Fort […] Read more

Aug, 31, 2018

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Library Classroom Campaign donates nearly 1,500 books to Dillow Elementary

By Art Garcia S.S. Dillow Elementary received a donation of nearly 1,500 books from Read Fort Worth’s Classroom Library Campaign on Tuesday, Aug. 29. The new, durable and culturally-relevant titles were distributed by students, teachers and Classroom Library Campaign volunteers to classes from pre-K through second grade. “Our major, major focus this year is reading,” […] Read more

Fort Worth City Council recognizes 2018 Summer Scholars Cohort

The Fort Worth City Hall (City of Fort Worth) Council along with Mayor Betsy Price recognized Read Fort Worth’s 2018 Summer Scholars Cohort presentation of results Tuesday night. More than 800 students were served at 21 sites over the course of the summer and 59% of the children assessed gained literacy knowledge! Thanks to our […] Read more