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 … Continued

Third-grade reading proficiency: it matters

Daniel started third grade reading significantly below grade level, afraid of reading aloud and not able to make connections in the text. His teacher, Jean Skelton, a third-grade teacher in Durham Public Schools, worked with him for hours to help him over his apprehensions. “I had to step him up … Continued

Working to Ensure Kids Can Succeed

For a man with a big heart, giving back in his community seems like a natural way to honor his daughter, Julia, who passed away suddenly in 2001. All of his families’ grantmaking is to be reminiscent of her, something she would have been proud of or something that would … Continued