Category: ‘Expanded Learning’

Summer Scholars Collaborative: Finding Enrichment through Clayton

The aim of Clayton Youth Enrichment has always been in the name. Youth. Enrichment. So, it comes as no surprise that Clayton’s summer program, an extension of the organization’s TEA-funded 21st Century initiative, falls right in line with the positive and productive efforts being done year-round.

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Summer Scholars Collaborative: A Life’s Calling for Loretta Burns

After 30 years of service, something inside of Loretta Burns told her she hadn’t done enough. And for a career military woman who transitioned to the federal government, the pull to do more sent her on a different path. The road was paved with obstacles and often with sleepless nights. It hasn’t been easy, but […] Read more

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Summer Scholars Collaborative: Read2Win Makes a Difference

Joshua is pretty sure what reading means to him and his future. “I love reading because my brain needs to read more to get into middle school and high school,” said the 7-year-old Westcliff Elementary student during a midmorning snack break recently. In the simplest terms, he’s right. Joshua was one of 12 students participating […] Read more

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Read Fort Worth Newsletter – June 2019

June 2019 Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE Message from Executive Director Anel Mercado Reading Volunteers Expanded Learning Child Wellness Story Time with Mayor Price ELA Corner: Early Learning Showcase FWISD Pre-K Registration Event Highlights: Tough Stars Give Back In the News Executive Director’s Message Summer is officially here! Things are really heating up at Read Fort […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Newsletter – May 2019

May 2019 Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE Message from Executive Director Anel Mercado Alexander Montalvo joins staff as Engagement Coordinator Expanded Learning Update Reading Volunteers Update Child Wellness Update Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge ELA Corner: Larva and Day join Racial Equity Resolution passes in FWISD In the News: FWISD, Texas Wesleyan team up on Leadership Academy […] Read more

Read Fort Worth Newsletter – April 2019

April 2019 Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE Message from Executive Director Anel Mercado Satoya Williams Joins Staff as Data Manager Summer Scholars Collaborative Update Reading Volunteers CAN Launched Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge ELA Corner: CLASS Project Lead Opening NCAA Readers Are Leaders Champion All Pro Dads Joins 100×25 In the News: Como Gets Shout Out From […] Read more

Summer Scholars Collaborative signups now open

Read Fort Worth’s Expanded Learning CAN has finalized details for the 2019 Summer Scholars Collaborative. The Summer Scholars Collaborative is an opportunity for programs serving Fort Worth ISD students to align best practices and share data in an effort to ensure students gain or maintain literacy levels over the summer. It is a critical piece […] Read more

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

2018 Summer Scholars Cohort: Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School

By Art Garcia With the schools starting across Fort Worth ISD, a number of students returned to the classroom after a summer spent reading and engaging their minds in programs such as the Children’s Defense Fund Freedom School at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. The CDF Freedom School is sponsored by the AB […] Read more

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Families Reading Together thrives at Riverside Library

By Art Garcia   Childhood literacy is the focus of many summer reading programs and rightfully so. But as with most endeavors involving kids, getting parents and caregivers involved and invested in the process of learning only helps. And, as the Fort Worth Library has discovered through Families Reading Together, the benefits to summer reading […] Read more

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