Manatee Community Foundation Supports the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

This past March, the Manatee Community Foundation gave a grant to the Manatee Library Foundation for the Marauders’ Library Readers program, …

A Shared Vision for Grade-Level Reading Success

We are reminded every day in newspaper and on television that America is divided. Our different beliefs and opinions often drive a wedge betw…

Connecting at the Intersection of Learning and Hunger

There is a longstanding history of innovation and kinship between the Sarasota County Schools and All Faiths Food Bank – a connection that sp…

Tackling Summer Learning Loss in Manatee and Sarasota Counties

Summer. Sun-kissed shoulders, kickball games, bubble-stuff, corn-on-the-cob, and the sound of the ice-cream truck trolling down my street aft…

A Community Reality and Opportunity

It is so exciting to be a part of the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading because we are gathering information, sharing knowledge, and …

The Numbers Are Telling

“Problems can become opportunities when the right people come together.” – Robert South Reading proficiency scores both nationally and locall…

A Communitywide Vision of Success Through the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading

The Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading marks the beginning of a communitywide vision — one shared by both Manatee and Sarasota counti…

Early Learning Session Feedback Highlights Community Areas of Interest

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” – Margaret…

Volunteer Bright Spots Abound in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

This post is part of a series highlighting the outstanding contributions of volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 12-18. These volu…

Volunteers Key to Thinking Outside of the Box to Increase Parent, Community Involvement

This post is part of a series highlighting the outstanding contributions of volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 12-18. These volu…
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Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Leader Inspires a Region

More than 300 people participated in “Breakfast with a Visionary” in Sarasota featuring Ralph Smith, the managing director of the Campaign fo…
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Building Bridges from the Word Gap to Childhood Reading Success

With the exciting visit of Ralph Smith, managing director of the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, to Sarasota and Manatee counties this week…
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Bright Spot: Sarasota

Editor’s Note: The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading highlighted the work being done in Sarasota County in this Bright Spot. Bright Spots show…

Preparing Young Learners Means Preparing Tomorrow’s Workforce

I recently attended the Florida Chamber Foundation’s 2013 Education Summit where I was particularly interested in how the business community …

Networks Driving Community Change

If you knew about the statistics lottery for low-income children, you might never look at the future of your community the same way again. Th…

Campaign for Grade-Level Reading Inspires at Florida Philanthropic Network Summit

Nothing could stop Ralph Smith from getting to the Florida Philanthropic Network Summit in Orlando last month — not even 26 hours of flight d…

Florida Funder Gathering Focuses on Grade-Level Reading Gap and Potential

Editor’s Note: Thanks to Kathy Silverberg for sharing this post. Kathy traveled with the Sarasota group to learn more about the Campaign for …
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