Category: ‘News Release’

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


Summer Scholars Cohort Partners Honored for Working to Prevent Summer Slide

71% of Students Assessed in Cohort Gained/Maintained Literacy Knowledge FORT WORTH, Texas (Sept. 14, 2018) – Read Fort Worth’s 2018 Summer Scholars Cohort demonstrated significant results in curbing summer learning loss, also referred to as “summer slide,” in the area of literacy thanks to a collaborative and coordinated community effort. According to results from the […] Read more

Read Fort Worth welcomes Anel Mercado as Executive Director

Media Contact: Anel Mercado, anel.mercado@readfortworth.org For immediate release: Fort Worth (Aug. 31, 2018) – Read Forth Worth announced that Anel Mercado, former director of programs at Arizona Center for Youth Services, has been named Read Fort Worth’s next Executive Director. Mercado will assume the new role Sept. 5 and will lead the dynamic cross-sector Read Fort […] Read more

Aug, 31, 2018


Read Fort Worth announces leadership transition

Read Fort Worth announces leadership transition as project moves into next phase FORT WORTH, Texas – Read Fort Worth, the privately-funded, early childhood literacy partnership, has announced that its founding executive director will transition from the organization over the next few months as leaders consider its mission and scope for a second phase. Read Fort […] Read more

May, 18, 2018


Fort Worth leaders announce unprecedented coalition, unified goal to ensure 100 percent of third-graders read on grade level by 2025

Mayor, superintendent and BNSF executive chairman join forces to lead effort FORT WORTH, Texas – With more than 830,000 residents, Fort Worth is one of the fastest-growing large cities in the United States and ranked among the best cities in which to raise a family and to find a job. But only three of every […] Read more

Sep, 28, 2016


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