Category: ‘Reading Volunteers’

Read Fort Worth to launch bold, coordinated initiative to recruit 1,000 Reading Volunteers

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 28, 2019) – Read Fort Worth is undertaking the most ambitious service project in its history by assisting in the coordinated recruitment of at least 1,000 reading volunteers as part of a comprehensive reading volunteer initiative to support Fort Worth ISD, along with community partners Read2Win and Reading Partners. Recruitment for […] Read more

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 Messsage 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 and Scholastic Education Team Up to Donate Books for Young Readers

Books On Display During the Mayor’s State of the City Luncheon Thanks to a generous donation from Scholastic Education, Read Fort Worth delivered more than 1,000 books and more than 100 Clifford the Big Red Dog plush toys to the Fort Worth ISD. The early elementary school-level books and Clifford toys adorned each of the […] Read more

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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

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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

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

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

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Library Classroom Campaign donates 1,000 books to De Zavala Elementary

By Art Garcia Books are the heart of Read Fort Worth’s Classroom Library Campaign, an initiative developed with Fort Worth ISD leaders to ensure that young students and teachers have easy and equitable access to high-interest, culturally-relevant books throughout the school day. The Classroom Library Campaign delivered 1,000 new, durable and culturally-relevant titles to young […] Read more

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