Tags: ‘education’

How Can You Help?

HOW CAN YOU HELP?   WHY DOES THIRD-GRADE READING MATTER? Children who do not read well by 3rd grade are 4X more likely to drop out of school. The risk is even higher for low-income children not reading on grade level. Third-graders who are proficient readers are positioned for future success. HOW CAN I HELP? […] Read more

5 Takeaways from the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Conference

5 Takeaways from the 2017 Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Conference By LaToya Stewart and Sara Redington This year’s Campaign for Grade-Level Reading conference in Denver, Colo., brought together representatives from more than 400 funders, nonprofit leaders and public officials from across 45 states who are working to change early childhood literacy outcomes for at-risk children […] Read more

Bright Spot: Mobile Rec Program

INFUSING SUMMER WITH LITERACY FUN Mobile Rec Program For several years, the City of Fort Worth’s Park & Recreation Department, Fort Worth ISD, educators, philanthropic leaders and community supporters have partnered to offer “Mobile Rec”, a free summer day camp serving children from south side neighborhoods who have limited access to recreation centers. The camp […] Read more

5 Questions with LaToya Sales, 2017 Urban Leaders Fellow

Help us welcome LaToya Sales, our 2017 Urban Leaders Fellow LaToya joined the Fort Worth Literacy Partnership team in June through the Urban Leaders Fellowship program. The program matches aspiring leaders with elected officials and innovative partner organizations to learn about bringing real and lasting change to communities in which they work. During her seven-week fellowship, […] 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