Category: ‘Blog’

Bright Spots: Summer programs pivot virtual

Project Transformation and Reading Partners join forces on literacy tutoring and family support The decision didn’t come easy for Project Transformation Central Texas. As the coronavirus pandemic began impacting plans in March, executive director Lynne Rhodes and the Project Transformation network began to rethink its summer model. Not having in-person programming was a painful direction […] Read more


Bright Spots: Front Porch Visits

As Mayor Betsy Price has often said, Fort Worth is a “community of front porches.” That idea connects Fort Worth and offers a glimpse into the lives of its residents. The Summer 2020 Road to Readiness Campaign set out to meet students and families where they are – in their neighborhoods and on their front […] Read more

Aug, 31, 2020


Bright Spots: Literacy Support Specialists shine, help students achieve during challenging summer

Being a Literacy Support Specialist (LSS) is challenging under normal circumstances. Throw in a global pandemic and the demands take on an added level of accountability for everyone involved. Despite the challenges, the teachers who served as Literary Support Specialists for Read Fort Worth’s 2020 Summer Scholars Collaborative made a difference. At summer programs across […] Read more


Read Fort Worth: The Communities All Children Deserve

Read Fort Worth: The Communities All Children Deserve Read Fort Worth was established by Fort Worth’s community leaders determined to ensure all students achieve their full academic potential in the most fundamental component of learning, reading. Our Executive Council, staff, and hundreds of community and corporate partners across Fort Worth work alongside us fueled by […] Read more

Jun, 16, 2020



Bright Spots: Summer Scholars Collaborative returns in 2020

The Summer Scholars Collaborative (SSC) returns in 2020 with 11 programs reaching thousands of young learners across Greater Fort Worth. Each program incorporates reading and writing components into its summer programming, with a goal of ensuring students maintain or improve in reading skills going into the next school year. While several of the programs returning […] Read more

Jun, 12, 2020


Bright Spots: Parents share thoughts on Remote Learning

As part of Parent Appreciation Day, we at Read Fort Worth reached out to Fort Worth ISD parents to gain insight on their remote learning experiences. Parent have always been their children’s first teachers, and many took a leading role in helping teach their “students” from home. While this at-home learning environment wasn’t always easy […] Read more

May, 27, 2020


Read Fort Worth celebrates Parent Appreciation Day

**NEWS RELEASE** FORT WORTH, Texas (May 26, 2020) – Read Fort Worth is celebrating the end of a challenging school year with Parent Appreciation Day on Wednesday, May 27. The daylong celebration honors parents and caregivers for their unwavering support of their children during these challenging times. “We have always known – and decades of […] Read more

May, 26, 2020


Bright Spots: Read Fort Worth and Fort Worth Chamber appreciating teachers

A perfect cup of coffee. A sparkling glass of tea. A freshly-baked donut. Most of all, a sincere and heartfelt “Thank You” to our teachers. Read Fort Worth and the Fort Worth Chamber, along with a number of local foundations, teamed up to show their appreciation for the continued hard work and dedication of Fort […] Read more

May, 06, 2020


DRIVE Learning Anywhere Campaign supports FWISD remote learning

Read Fort Worth launched the DRIVE Learning Anywhere Campaign, a community appeal to ensure every Fort Worth ISD student and family has the support needed to succeed in an online learning environment. DRIVE (Devices & Resources to Impact Virtual Education) is an $850,000 campaign that combines the technology needs of students with best practices in […] Read more

Apr, 27, 2020



Read Fort Worth Update: Our Progress & The Path Ahead

Dear Read Fort Worth Community: For the past four years, Read Fort Worth has existed as a community collaborative focused on ensuring that every child can read on grade level by the end of third grade. Our mission and our passion remain the same, even as the world around us has changed. We are focused on supporting students […] Read more


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