The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading
The Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (CGLR) commits to an active outreach and engagement effort to build a broad, deep and action-oriented consensus around the proposition that investing in children during the early years is essential to assuring their success in the early grades. The December 10th Summit and the planned “days of action” present important opportunities to encourage community engagement, civic action and policy advocacy around early learning by CGLR’s networks of communities, partners, and local funders. Moreover, CGLR commits to work with Invest in US partners to promote replication and scaling of innovative programs across the CGLR Communities Network. CGLR is a collaborative effort by funders, nonprofits, government agencies, business leaders, 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. Focusing on reading proficiency by the end of third grade, local coalitions have initiated campaigns under the CGLR banner in 150-plus communities in 39 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. More than 50 sector-leading organizations have signed on as CGLR partners.