Category: ‘Blog’

Summer Scholars Collaborative: Building bonds at Project Transformation

Relationships are at the heart of everything Project Transformation Central Texas does. Those bonds are essential in working with children from low-income neighborhoods, as Project Transformation provides programming for after school and summer day camps. The summer day camp programs for elementary students focus on enriching the mind, body and spirit. They’re also part of […] Read more


Summer Scholars Collaborative: Putting out a different kind of fire

Responding to crisis is in a firefighter’s DNA. Not every crisis is built the same. There’s a critical need in Fort Worth – and around the country – in the space of early childhood literacy and preventing learning loss over the summer. Developing strategies and collecting data to create system change is an ongoing process […] Read more

Summer Scholars Collaborative: ELITE Institute continues to shine

Another year, another step in the right direction for the ELITE Institute at Texas Wesleyan University. The second-year program from Fort Worth SPARC is a proud partner of Read Fort Worth’s Summer Scholars Collaborative. Over the course of the summer, 12 programs in the Collaborative operated at more than 60 sites around the city for […] Read more


Summer Scholars Collaborative: Girls Inc. Lifts and Empowers

So much goes into empowering girls. For starters, it’s words of encouragement, messages of aspiration, access to role models, receiving the resources needed to overcome challenges. It hardly ends there. Girls Inc. of Tarrant County realizes that empowering young women is more than just some magic formula.


Summer Scholar Collaborative: Enhancing Culture at Artes de la Rosa

Community organizations around Fort Worth continue to make a daily difference in the lives of our children. Artes de la Rosa Cultural Center for the Arts, located on the Northside, is doing just that while preserving an important part of the city’s history and enhancing our cultural landscape.


Read Fort Worth Newsletter – July 2019

July 2019 Newsletter IN THIS ISSUE Message from Executive Director Anel Mercado Wanted: Reading Volunteers for 2019-2020 School Year Classroom Library Campaign Delivers Read Fort Worth Expands Communications Team Expanded Learning: Preventing Summer Slide Child Wellness: Planning Phase City of Fort Worth: Summer Reading Challenge Celebration ELA Corner: Help Me Grow North Texas Fort Worth […] Read more

Summer Scholars Collaborative: Rising Star’s Mission of Reading

The mission of the Rising Star Baptist Church Summer Youth Program is to provide a safe and fun-filled environment that promotes education, health, fellowship, and teamwork among the community and the Rising Star family. And while all of that is true, one purpose stands above Rev. Ralph W. Emerson, Jr.


Family Reader – July 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

Jul, 17, 2019


Summer Scholars Collaborative: Finding Enrichment through Clayton

The aim of Clayton Youth Enrichment has always been in the name. Youth. Enrichment. So, it comes as no surprise that Clayton’s summer program, an extension of the organization’s TEA-funded 21st Century initiative, falls right in line with the positive and productive efforts being done year-round.


Summer Scholars Collaborative: A Life’s Calling for Loretta Burns

After 30 years of service, something inside of Loretta Burns told her she hadn’t done enough. And for a career military woman who transitioned to the federal government, the pull to do more sent her on a different path. The road was paved with obstacles and often with sleepless nights. It hasn’t been easy, but […] Read more


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