Read Charlotte is a community initiative that unites educators, community partners, and families to improve children’s reading from birth to third grade. We don’t run programs. We are a capacity-building intermediary that supports local partners to apply evidence-based knowledge about effective reading instruction and interventions, high-quality execution, continuous improvement, and data analysis to improve reading outcomes.
Read Charlotte is a public-private partnership administered by the Foundation For The Carolinas.
The group organized a Third Grade Reading Task Force, which met throughout 2014 to define the goal, scope, and pillars of a potential community-wide collective impact effort around early literacy. Based on input from local and national experts and feedback from community focus groups, the Task Force decided to move forward with a bold goal to double third grade reading outcomes over the next decade.