Category: ‘In the News’

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

Summer Scholars Collaborative students to receive more than 15,000 books

FORT WORTH, Texas (June 26, 2019) – More than 3,000 students participating in the 2019 Summer Scholars Collaborative will receive more than 15,000 books from Read Fort Worth in conjunction with the Mayor’s Summer Reading Challenge through the Fort Worth Public Library. Read Fort Worth delivered the first batch of more than 100 books Tuesday […] Read more

Family Reader – May 2019

Welcome to Family Reader! Read Fort Worth’s monthly newsletter is dedicated to families in our community. In each edition of Family Reader, we’ll pass on the latest news and tips from Fort Worth ISD and our friends across the city to support you and your kids! Enjoy this month’s Family Reader and sign up here […] Read more

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READ FORT WORTH JOINS A COMMUNITY THRIVES TO RAISE FUNDS FOR FWISD ELEMENTARY LIBRARIES

Donors can help FWISD fund STEM enrichment and implement literacy strategies at four libraries FORT WORTH, Texas (March 25, 2018) – Read Fort Worth is competing in A Community Thrives to raise $100,000 and potentially more to implement elementary literacy strategies and introduce STEM enrichment at four Fort Worth ISD elementary campus libraries (Sunrise, Moss, […] Read more

Mar, 25, 2019

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City of Fort Worth early literacy efforts known as 100X25

The City of Fort Worth, in collaboration with Read Fort Worth and the Fort Worth ISD, has announced that the City’s programming to further the mission of improving third-grade literacy will be known as “100×25.” The name was announced at the March 5 City Council meeting and refers to a citywide effort that mobilizes educators, […] Read more

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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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Read Fort Worth Introduces Phase 2: Our Collective Journey To 100×25

FORT WORTH, Texas (Dec. 17, 2018) – Read Fort Worth’s next iteration was unveiled Monday at a Key Community Stakeholders Luncheon entitled “Mobilizing the Next Phase: Our Collective Journey to 100×25.” BNSF Railway sponsored the Key Community Stakeholders Luncheon at the Lena Pope Amon Carter Center. “Read Fort Worth has big, audacious goals around school […] 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 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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