2018 Grants in Action Tours

Wake Grants in Action Tour

You are invited to join us for a special visit with WAKE Up and Read, an award-winning collaboration focused on youth literacy for children 0-8 years old in Wake County. We invite you to learn with us about the challenges facing children in Wake County and how this collaboration will work with families to address school readiness, attendance, and summer learning slide.

When? January 23, Noon – 1:30pm

Where? Project Enlightenment (Room 311), 501 S. Boylan Avenue • Raleigh, NC 27603


  • Elizabeth Santana, WAKE Up and Read Administrator
  • Carolyn Dickens, Motheread President/Executive Director and Literacy Specialist
  • Hardin Engelhardt, Marbles Kids Museum Director of Community Engagement
  • Teresa Pierrie, WakeEd Partnership Director of Programs

WAKE Up and Read (WUAR) is a coalition of eight Wake County agencies that focus on children reading proficiently by the end of third grade.  The vision of WUAR is for every child in Wake County to be inspired, equipped, and empowered to read. WUAR concentrates on accomplishing this vision by promoting school readiness and quality teaching, tackling chronic absence, and improving summer learning.  A common thread through each of these areas is  the engagement of families in their child’s education.  The WUAR Coalition is led by Wake County Public Schools in partnership with Wake County Public Libraries, Marbles Kids Museum, Reach Out and Read, Books Are Magic, Wake County SmartStart, WakeEd Partnership, and Motheread, Inc.

Triangle Community Foundation has committed multi-year funding for Wake Up and Read as a key partner in Our Focus:Youth Literacy.

RSVP by Jan. 17: Lunch will be served, space is limited, register here today. This event is open to fundholders only.