Category: ‘School Readiness’

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 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

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

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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

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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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

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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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December 2017 Collaborative Action Networks Update

December 2017 Collaborative Action Networks Update Read Fort Worth’s four Collaborative Action Networks provided our 12-member Executive Council a first look at 2018 action plans in late November. The teams are at various stages of scoping work, creating plans and implementing strategies. Among the highlights: School Readiness The School Readiness CAN led by the Early […] Read more