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Read Charlotte expands community-driven literacy initiative with $600,000 investment from Knight Foundation

Program to work with 18 more schools; double the number of volunteers; engage new partners to improve children’s literacy, an important condition for an informed community CHARLOTTE, N.C.—May 23, 2019—The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation today announced a three-year, $600,000 investment in the expansion of Read Charlotte, a collaborative, community-wide initiative that engages […]

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Read Charlotte Urges Community to Prioritize Reading Over Summer Break

Charlotte, N.C. (April 29, 2019) – Read Charlotte aims to keep reading top of mind this summer for parents and caretakers across Charlotte-Mecklenburg with its Second Annual #SummerReadingCLT campaign.  Summer reading reminders will begin popping up all over the county and online, urging adults to prioritize reading with children during the 2+ months most Charlotte-Mecklenburg […]

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2nd ANNUAL “COMMIT TO 80” CAMPAIGN AIMS TO ENGAGE THOUSANDS IN EARLY LITERACY WORK

Charlotte, N.C. (February 27, 2019) –Read Charlotte’s annual push to activate and align the Charlotte-Mecklenburg community launches next week. The organization’s “Commit to 80” campaign aims to not only raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s literacy, but to also encourage everyone in Mecklenburg County to commit to the community goal of reaching 80% […]

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Read Charlotte Launches HomeReadingHelper.org

Charlotte, N.C. (September 10, 2018) – Read Charlotte announced Monday that a new website called Home Reading Helper is now available for families looking for ways to help their children learn to read at home. The site was especially developed for Charlotte-Mecklenburg parents/guardians to find free, easy-to-use resources, all in one place. A 2016 National […]

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Four NC Communities Receive National Honors for Literacy Initiatives

Raleigh, NC (June 22, 2018) – The national Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) is recognizing four North Carolina communities for measurable progress on key indicators of early school success.  Read Charlotte in Mecklenburg County; Chatham Reads in Chatham County; Growing Moore Readers of Moore County and WAKE Up and Read in Wake County reported progress […]

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Read Charlotte to Launch “Commit to 80” Campaign

Charlotte, N.C.(January 29, 2018) – Read Charlotte announced its inaugural “Commit to 80” campaign, a mission which aims not only to raise awareness of the critical importance of children’s literacy, but to also activate everyone in Mecklenburg County to commit to do their part to reach the community goal of 80% of third graders reading […]

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