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Improved ‘Reading Checkup’ Launches in Mecklenburg County

The Story Behind a Transformative Literacy Tool to Put Power in the Hands of Families By Liz Rothaus Bertrand In October, Read Charlotte rolled out an updated version of its popular Reading Checkup with several enhancements to make it work even better for local families throughout the school year. Nearly 2,600 children completed a Reading […]

November 13, 2020

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LEAD FUNDER SERIES: SPOTLIGHTING WELLS FARGO

By Liz Rothaus Bertrand From the beginning, Read Charlotte has been a collaborative effort. To successfully and dramatically improve literacy among Charlotte-Mecklenburg’s youngest residents, a wide variety of community organizations working together is vital. One key funder helping to lead the way has been Wells Fargo. “I feel pretty fortunate that we have been involved […]

March 9, 2020

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WHY I STARTED VOLUNTEERING FOR LITERACY

By Liz Rothaus Bertrand The other night my 10-year old walked into the kitchen and asked: can we try something new for dinner? I was already halfway through making spaghetti and meatballs so you can imagine the look I gave him…  But it wasn’t a change of menu he wanted: “How about a family book […]

March 4, 2020

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HELPS 1:1 Tutoring Works!

A look at Year One in Charlotte and its game-changing potential in Read Charlotte’s community-wide initiative to double literacy rates By Liz Rothaus Bertrand When Munro Richardson first heard about the HELPS Program from a colleague in the United Way of the Greater Triangle, he was skeptical. Richardson, Executive Director of Read Charlotte, and his […]

August 26, 2019

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