Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: Orange County Update

The Orange County Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (OCCGLR) aims to develop childhood readiness and reading by third grade, and, like its counterparts in Chatham, Durham, and Wake Counties, further seeks to address the disparities that exist in learning and reading for children from communities of color. In its early planning stages … Continued

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading: Wake County Update

During the 2018-19 school year, WAKE Up and Read’s book drive program distributed more than 138,000 books at 13 schools, 17 childcare centers, and various community events during the spring and summer. That’s 6,800 students in the program’s schools, and 1,300 children in its childcare centers impacted across Wake County’s … Continued

Nurturing Youth and Community

It’s a picture-perfect autumn afternoon, and the SEEDS two-acre urban farm is a hive of activity. As you walk through the whimsically designed gates, the space stretches ahead, a fusion of cozy backyard and childhood wonderland. A sprawling herb garden embraces the top tier of the property and offers up … Continued

Empowering Through Education

Ask Dr. Umesh Gulati and his wife Usha for advice about living an impactful life, and they’re likely to say, “Have a conversation. Get to know someone.” Preferably someone who’s not like you. In their early years in the United States, the Gulatis were often faced with their uniqueness. In … Continued

12,000 CHILDREN AGES 5 to 17, FROM CHATHAM, DURHAM, ORANGE & WAKE COUNTIES HAVE ENJOYED ALL CAMP HAS TO OFFER THROUGH SEND A KID TO CAMP™ SINCE 1984.

THAT’S $3.3 MILLION RAISED BY YOU TO ENSURE ALL KIDS HAVE ACCESS TO CAMP ENRICHMENT. Since 1984, the Send A Kid To Camp™ program of Triangle Community Foundation has provided a safe, educational, healthy outlet for our community’s children through summer camp scholarships.  All children can benefit from a camp … Continued

Wake Up And Read: Pacesetter in Youth Literacy

The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) is a collaborative effort of funders, nonprofit partners, business leaders, government agencies, states and communities across the nation to ensure that many more children from low-income families succeed in school and graduate prepared for college, a career, and active citizenship. Since its launch, the … Continued

Camp Changes Lives

More than anything, Matthew wanted a friend. The transition from elementary school to middle school can be tough on any kid, but for Matthew, a child with autism, finding friends and fitting in was even more difficult. “His mother would tell me that they felt like they’d lost him,” said … 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