Press Releases

Press Releases

READ CHARLOTTE HELPS MECKLENBURG COUNTY FAMILIESKEEP CHILDREN’S READING ON TRACK AMID COVID-19 RELATED CHALLENGES

Charlotte, N.C. (October 26, 2020) – An effort that began initially as a summer reading loss initiative is evolving into a robust effort to help families keep their children’s reading on track in Mecklenburg County even as the COVID-19 health crisis continues. With school interruptions and the many challenges families continue to face during this […]

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Read Charlotte unites community around literacy recovery due to COVID-19 pandemic

Charlotte, N.C. (June 8, 2020) – Among the challenges families face during the COVID-19 crisis, the potential for learning loss is a top concern. To prevent backslide, educators are aligning around a community-wide initiative: “Reading Checkup” brought forth by Read Charlotte. The organization announced Monday it is partnering with Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools and over 60 other […]

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LET’S GO CLT Campaign Aims to Activate AdultsTo Teach Kids ABCs Before Kindergarten

Charlotte, N.C. (February 3, 2020) – Read Charlotte announced a new campaign Monday to ignite momentum around teaching key pre-literacy skills, a move that has the potential of significantly improving reading scores in Mecklenburg County. In Spring 2019, only 46 percent of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools third grade students scored at College & Career Ready on the […]

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Collaborative initiative reveals staggering proof that closing reading achievement gap in Charlotte is possible

50 HELPS tutoring sessions on average closed 75% of the gap for third graders who started school one year behind CHARLOTTE, N.C.— July 10, 2019— Read Charlotte and the Helps Education Fund released results today of a new tutoring initiative that launched in 10 Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools (CMS) elementary schools in 2018-2019, which revealed staggering proof […]

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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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$100K Bank of America Challenge Grant to Benefit Read Charlotte and Third Grade Reading Outcomes

Charlotte, N.C. (August 7, 2018) – Bank of America has issued a challenge grant to Read Charlotte, pledging $50 for every parent or caregiver that enrolls in Ready4K text messages in the 2018-2019 school year, up to a total of $100,000. Read Charlotte brought Ready4K to Charlotte-Mecklenburg in 2017 as a free and easy source […]

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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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