Grade Level Reading

The Fund is proud to serve as the host organization and a leading partner for the Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading. The Campaign is building strategies to promote fluent reading by 3rd grade. The core focus areas for the Campaign include school readiness, school, and extended learning opportunities.

The Baltimore Campaign for Grade Level Reading is a collaborative effort of funders, nonprofits and public organizations working to increase literacy scores for Baltimore City third graders by 100% by 2020. The Campaign aims to:

  • Close the gap in reading achievement that separates many low-income students from their peers;
  • Raise the bar for reading proficiency so that all students are assessed by world-class standards; and
  • Ensure that all children, including and especially children from low-income families, have an equitable opportunity to meet those higher standards.

Click Here to learn more about the Campaign.