Fall 2017 Grants in Action Tours

Our donors have asked, and we have answered! Join us for one, or both Grants in Action tours to learn more about the nonprofit organizations that we are partnering with through the National Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. We are committed to early childhood development through Our Focus: Youth Literacy, and are excited to share the impact of this program with you.

Chatham Grants in Action Tour

You are invited to join us for a special visit with Chatham Reads, a new collaboration focused on youth literacy for children 0-8 years old in Chatham County. Learn with us about the challenges facing children in Chatham County and how this collaboration will work with families to address school readiness, attendance, and summer learning slide.

When? October 26, Noon – 1:30pm

Where? Chatham County Professional Learning Center, Horton Middle School, Pittsboro

Speakers: 

  • Jaime Detzi, Executive Director, Chatham Educational Foundation
  • Krista Millard, Program Manager Chatham Reads
  • Amanda Hartness, Assistant Superintendent, Academic Services & Instructional Support Division, Chatham Public Schools
  • Genevieve Megginson, Executive Director, Chatham County Partnership for Children
  • Vicki Newell, Executive Director, Chatham County Literacy Council
  • Kim Caraganis, Executive Director, Communities In Schools of Chatham County

Chatham Reads is a partnership led by the Chatham County Schools and the Chatham Education Foundation partnering with other local community organizations including Chatham County Literacy Council, Chatham County Partnership for Children, Chatham County Public Libraries, Communities In Schools of Chatham County, Chatham County Commissioners, Chatham Economic Development Corporation, The Learning Trail, RWA of North Carolina, Reach Out and Read, United Way of Chatham County, Chatham Connecting, Uplift Chatham, YMCA of the Triangle, Boys and Girls Club of Central Carolina, and others to bring awareness of literacy to the community.

Triangle Community Foundation has committed multi-year funding for Chatham Reads as a key partner in Our Focus:Youth Literacy.

RSVP by Oct. 22: Lunch will be served, space is limited, register here today. This event is open to fundholders only.


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? November 3, Noon – 1:30pm

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

Speakers: 

  • 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 Oct 30: Lunch will be served, space is limited, register here today. This event is open to fundholders only.