Bright Spot: Morningside Elementary School’s Million-Word Readers

By Kristin Sullivan, Fort Worth Literacy Partnership One million words. A goal so big who could possibly achieve it? Five students from Morningside Elementary School on Evans Avenue in East Fort Worth did just that this year. They were encouraged by Kelly Herta, the school’s undaunted librarian. Stocking the school library and give-away bags with “good […] Read more


LeaderKids: Jóvenes y líderes comunitarios

LeaderKids de la generación 2016-17 y su invitado especial Kenneth Barr, exalcalde de Fort Worth. Por Ayesha Ganguly, coordinadora de programas de LeaderKids   Click here to read this post in English   Cada año en mayo un grupo de 50 estudiantes de octavo grado de Fort Worth ISD que son miembros de LeaderKids, realizan proyectos de servicio comunitario. […] Read more

LeaderKids: Youth as Community Leaders

LeaderKids class of 2016-17 with special guest former Fort Worth Mayor Kenneth Barr  By Ayesha Ganguly, program coordinator for LeaderKids Leer este artículo en español   Each May, a group of 50 Fort Worth ISD eighth-graders who are members of LeaderKids perform community service projects. LeaderKids, a program of Leadership Fort Worth, began in 1995 as a leadership class […] Read more

Momentous Institute: committed to transforming kids’ lives

About 150 members of the Salesmanship Club participate in the volunteer reading program at Momentous Institute By Yezmin Thomas A few weeks ago, our Fort Worth Literacy Partnership team had an opportunity to visit Momentous Institute in Oak Cliff, Dallas. What a terrific experience! The private school is supported by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas […] Read more

Momentous Institute: comprometidos a transformar las vidas de los niños

Aproximadamente 150 miembros de  Salesmanship Club participan en el programa de lectores voluntarios en Momentous Institute. Por Yezmin Thomas Hace unas semanas el equipo de Fort Worth Literacy Partnership tuvo la oportunidad de visitar  Momentous Institute en Oak Cliff, Dallas. ¡Que experiencia tan gratificante! La escuela privada recibe el apoyo de Salesmanship Club de Dallas a través de […] Read more

Presentation to Fort Worth City Council May 9th, 2017

Fort Worth Literacy Partnership May 9th, 2017 Presentation Click to download

Press Release: Data Dashboard launch, 2017 Summer Learning

Fort Worth Literacy Partnership Launches Third-Grade Reading Data Dashboard, 2017 Summer Learning opportunities for children   Click to download Data Dashboard b-roll. May 9, 2017 – FORT WORTH, Texas — The Fort Worth Literacy Partnership is rolling out a new data dashboard as students across Texas take the 2017 STAAR Reading exam this week. The […] Read more

Summer Learning CAN

FORT WORTH LITERACY PARTNERSHIP SUMMER LEARNING COLLABORATIVE ACTION NETWORK What is the Summer Learning Collaborative Action Network (CAN)? The Summer Learning Collaborative Action Network kicked off in January 2017 with the goal of helping young children maintain and/or gain literacy skills during the summer months when they are not in school. Fort Worth Library Director […] Read more

May, 09, 2017



Why read 20 minutes at home?

Yezmin Thomas When my daughter Zara started kindergarten, she had already developed a love for books. She read just about anything you would expect a 5-year-old to care about, things like princesses, dogs and frogs. We had a book that I particularly liked: It was the story of Old McDonald and his farm animals. Its […] Read more

May, 05, 2017



20 minutos de lectura al día

Yezmin Thomas Cuando mi hija Zara entró al kínder, ya había desarrollado un gusto por los libros. Leía cualquier cosa que le puede interesar a una niña de 5 años de edad, como historias de princesas, perros y ranas. Teníamos un libro que a mí me gustaba en particular: era la historia del granjero Old […] Read more

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