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Preventing Summer Learning Loss

“What am I going to do with the kids once school is out?”

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Did You See CJ?

Did you happen to spot CJ at your local Hy-Vee, school, or maybe on the back of a city bus last month? CJ is the main character in Reading into Success’

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Become a VIP and Make a Difference!

“It was so encouraging when the teacher shared with me one of my reader’s score improvements since meeting together! We’re making a difference!”

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New YLS Chair: Whitney Pino

Get to know Whitney Pino, Van Meter, 2018 YLS Chair.

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AmeriCorps Spotlight: Letravious Holley

Mother Theresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” One AmeriCorps member in[..]

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Fighting for Education: 2017 Practicum Student

With the help from practicum students, we have increased capacity for creating change. Our Community Building Team is fortunate to have practicum[..]

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We Fight for Kids Like Willie: Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids

As a United Way funded partner, Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids works to move kids from good to great. Their primary after-school services focus on[..]

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International Literacy Day 2017

This year marks the 51st anniversary of International Literacy Day. International Literacy Day celebrates and honors the past five decades of national[..]

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Turn the Page: Volunteer as a Reading Mentor

Reading and comprehension are the most foundational skills we can build for our children.

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One Leader One Reader

At the Cedar Rapids Farmers' Market on August 19, our Young Leaders Society (YLS) launched a new initiative called One Leader One Reader.

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